General information about the river civilizations and a focus on ancient Egypt
Deadline, to be announced, 120 points
What can we tell about ancient civilizations from the artifacts they left?
When we discuss ancient river civilizations we generally talk about the Yellow River, the Indus River and the Tigris and Euphrates civilizations. Truly all of these civilizations were great, and their contributions cannot be ignored. At the same time, they all become a bit lost in the shadow of Egypt. As far as time is concerned, Egypt is one of the more recent of the ancient river civilization. It flourished along the Nile River, and its greatness has long dominated the study of ancient cultures. In large part this fascination is closely connected to the abundant artifacts left by the early Egyptians. Egypt has fascinated historians, acheololgists, and the world for thousands of years. Even today we marvel at what the ancient Egyptians accomplished with very basic technology. For this assignment, you will explore one facet of ancient Egypt.
To identify and describe the key characteristics relating to one aspect of ancient Egyptian life.
For this assignment, you will explore ONE facet of ancient Egypt. Choose a topic, such as the cult of Pharaoh, pyramid building, mummification, temple building, artwork, or the like. If you wanted to have a bit of an adventure, you could also choose a location and modify the questions below to fit your location. Answer the following questions related to it.
You will create a well-written newspaper-like article about your topic. It should be about 500 to 750 words. It needs to include at least two pictures with captions.
You will share the document with anyone who has the link and then send the URL to me. I will post it below.
You are free to choose the topic of your choice, but the general categories on the BBC Egypt site should work out pretty well. That link is located here.
To be posted soon.
There is no handout for this assignment. The instructions are located on this page.
Click here to view the timeline ancient and classical civilizations we used in class.
This is a great site about Egypt hosted by the National Library of New Zealand.