We took Cornell Notes on Chapter 5, lesson 1. Beginning our Egypt Chapter, the homework is to complete a map of Egypt that I handed out on last Thurs/Fri.
I'll post the powerpoint below.
Students spent time in class writing about their journey as a Trader in Egypt. The assignment was an Egyptian Trading Diary. This was the homework and students simply use the notes on lesson 1 and knowledge about geography and Egyptian resources to tell about this journey.
We took Cornell Notes on Chapter 5, lesson 2 today. There is a worksheet for homework, pretty simple stuff. But now we are getting into the writing of Egyptians and the rich part of their culture!!!!
Thursday/Friday 11/30 & 12/1
Today, I lectured students about the fact that the language of Hieroglyphs was "lost" for about 1,500 years. When the Greeks conquered Egypt in the 300's B.C., people wrote more in Greek and LESS in Hieroglyphs. By the time they stopped writing in Hieroglyphs, all those people who knew the language died out and NO ONE knew how to read all those beautiful inscriptions on monument walls, etc.
Then, in 1799, just 200 years ago, Napoleon's army was in Egypt and found a large stone slab that had 3 languages written on it: Hieroglyph, Demotic, and Greek. Well, scholars could read Greek and some Demotic and so they studied it for 20 years and "cracked" the code of Hieroglyphs. This stone was called the Rosetta Stone and held the key to translating this ancient Egyptian written language.
After this introduction, students worked on a Google Slide about Chapter 5, lesson 2. I posted a template on Edmodo so that students know exactly what to write about. Please download that Slide and click File, Make a Copy in order to make it your own and edit it. We completed about 4 slides today and we'll finish on Monday. If you didn't complete 3 to 4 slides today, you'll need to work on it over the weekend.
Click on the Calendar to find the homework!