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Exploring Primary Sources: Ancient Egypt, 2nd Edition

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  • Grade: 4-12
  • Interest Level: 3-14
  • Item: 123552
  • ISBN: 9781087608389
  • Language: English

Bring history to life by integrating authentic primary sources that stand out against the normal backdrop of textbooks. This series features fact-checked, historically accurate primary sources that provide students with a comprehensive understanding of historical events while saving teachers' valuable prep time. Exploring Primary Sources: Ancient Egypt Kit will capture students' curiosity as they learn about the history of ancient Egypt.

With a focus on inquiry-based learning and increased rigor, this kit prompts students to naturally begin to use critical thinking to delve deeply into analyzing historical events while considering multiple points of view. The well-organized lessons are easy to implement while meeting standards such as the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), WIDA/TESOL, McREL, and the C3 Framework.

Primary Sources: Ancient Egypt Kit includes:

  • 8 Primary Source Cards:
    • Nile River Valley
    • Hatshepsut's Temple
    • Ramses II Mummy
    • And more...
  • 8 Primary Source Reproductions:
    • King Tutankhamen's Mask
    • Key of Life or Ankh
    • Howard Carter Cleans the Mummy
    • And more...
  • Teacher's guide
  • Digital resources

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Series highlights include:

  • 8 Primary Source Reproductions
  • 8 Primary Source Cards
  • Teacher's Guide - Includes a lesson plan for each Primary Source Reproduction and Primary Source Card, document-based assessments, extension activities, and standards correlations
  • Digital resources - Include digital copies of all Primary Source Reproductions and Primary Source Cards, student reproducibles, and more than 50 additional digital primary sources
Exploring Primary Sources: Ancient Egypt, 2nd Edition

Primary Sources

Primary Source Cards

  • Provide historical context and detailed, historical background information for teachers and students
  • Strengthen critical-thinking skills through analysis of primary sources
  • Include questions and activities to prepare students for document-based assessments and tasks
  • Extend the learning with fiction and nonfiction historical writing prompts

Primary Source Reproductions

  • Offer a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of the culture of Ancient Egypt
  • Give students an opportunity to participate in the constructive process of history
  • Create an active learning environment that encourages full student participation
Exploring Primary Sources: Ancient Egypt, 2nd Edition

Teacher's Guide

The Teacher's Guide supports teacher capacity and provides extensive details about each component in the kit.

  • Includes a lesson plan for each Primary Source Card and Primary Source Reproduction
  • Features historical background pages with additional information about each primary source being studied
  • Includes correlations to standards, document-based assessments, and extension activities
Exploring Primary Sources: Ancient Egypt, 2nd Edition

Digital Resources

More than 50 additional digital primary sources promote further exploration and independent discovery. Digital resources include digital copies of all primary source reproductions and primary source cards, as well as student reproducibles that can be used online, at-home, or in the classroom.

Exploring Primary Sources: Ancient Egypt, 2nd Edition

Correlations to National, State, and Province Standards

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