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Learning Exercise

Material: Ancient Egypt
Submitted by: William Paquette on Jun 22, 2008
Date Last Modified: Jun 22, 2008
Title: Ancient Egypt
Description: The civilization of Ancient Egypt focused their energies on preparing for an afterlife. This site maintained by the British Museum offers a more detailed look on the Ancient Egyptian practices of worship with the study of gods and goddesses, mummification, and the pyramids.
Type of Task: Individual, Student-centered, Supplemental Activity, Unsupervised
Time Required 4-5 hours
Topics: Ancient Egypt Pyramids Ancient Religions Mummification
Course: Western Civilization
Audience: College General Ed, College Lower Division, High School
Prerequisites Skills: Some basic knowledge about death and burial practices in Ancient Egypt.
Learning Objectives: To acquaint students with knowledge about the pantheon of Ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses. To acquaint students with knowledge about the construction and use of the Pyramids in preparation for the afterlife. To acquaint students with the process of mummification.
Technical Notes: Student will need to download Adobe Shockwave for accessing the Challenge component.
Text of Learning Exercise: Instructions: Click "go to material." When the image appears on screen, click on the image. The site offers segments on "gods and goddesses," "mummification," "pyramids," "temples," pharaoh," and "geography" and "daily life." This assignment will focus ONLY on gods and goddesses, mummification, temples and the pyramids. Each segment has three parts: Story, Explore, and Challenge. For gods and goddesses, mummification, temples and pyramids, read all the parts of "Story" and "Explore." You may access the "Challenge" segment if you wish, but it is NOT part of the assignment and the user will need to download Adobe Shockwave (a free download). After reading all the required parts, write a 7-9 page paper describing in detail Egyptian Religious practices.
Assessment: Paper.
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