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Peer Review

Eternal Egypt



Overall Numeric Rating:

5 stars
Content Quality: 5 stars
Effectiveness: 5 stars
Ease of Use: 5 stars
Reviewed: Jun 22, 2010 by Teacher Education
Overview: The Eternal Egypt web site includes high-resolution images, three-dimensional reconstructions of Egyptian monuments and antiquities. An interactive map and timeline to guide Eternal Egypt visitors through Egypt's cultural heritage.
Type of Material: Learning Object Repository
Recommended Uses: This web site could be used as a resource for K-12 classes and college core courses of social studies, history, and geography
Technical Requirements: Macromedia Flash Player and Quicktime
Identify Major Learning Goals: The history and culture of Egyptian civilization dating back over 5,000 years is presented through interactive media. Learners may explore the art, history, beliefs, practices, places, monuments and religion of ancient Egyptians.
Target Student Population: K-12 and a resource for higher education
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills: Basic knowledge of Egypt

Evaluation and Observation

Content Quality

Rating: 5 stars
Strengths: This Eternal Egypt web site presents valid concepts. The interactive information addresses the core curriculum in higher education in the areas of history and geography. The content is well organized and has areas to assist the instructor, as well as the student.
Concerns: None

Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool

Rating: 5 stars
Strengths: Eternal Egypt's focus is the presentation of the people, places, monuments, beliefs, practices and history that shaped ancient Egyptian culture. After using the website, students should have a better understanding of the timeline and relevant events in Egyptian culture and history. The material would be an excellent resource for students to explore after learning introductory content about ancient Egypt. The website would be an excellent launch for learning assignments. The site offers a choice of three languages: English, French and Arabic.
Concerns: None

Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty

Rating: 5 stars
Strengths: This web site is very organized and easy to navigate. The main page has a link to a guided tour of the Eternal Egypt site. Each page has several links as guides through the Eternal Egypt site. These guide links include: Search - to search the entire site using keywords and characteristics. Glossary - provides an alphabetical listing of unfamiliar terms. Help - to assist with a particular task or to learn about the site in greater detail.
Concerns: None

Other Issues and Comments: None