Analyze cause and effect relationships,
including the importance of individuals, ideas, human interests, and beliefs.
Describe the rise; the political,
technological, cultural achievements; and the decline of ancient civilizations.
Write expository texts to examine a
topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the
selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, maps, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other infomration in print and digital texts.
1. How did flooding impact life?
a. Positives: gave fertile soil
b. Negatives: washed away homes and
crops, unpredictable at times, could not live too close to river
2. Why was Egypt known as Black
a. The soil was so fertile
and rich in nutrients, it was actually black.
3. What were negative effects of
living next to the Nile?
a. Flooding - irrigation helped control
b. Cataracts - made traveling difficult/impossible
c. Traveling - enemies could use the Nile to travel and attack
Delta Marshes - led to the Mediterranean Sea and were difficult to travel in
4. What were positive effects of
living next to the Nile?
a. Flooding - provided rich
nutrients to help crops grow
b. Traveling - allowed trade for better resources
c. Survival - drink, water crops
d. Culture - recreation, bathing, religion
5. How were all of the
natural barriers surround Egypt helpful?
a. They hindered invaders from attacking.
6. How were all of the natural
barriers surrounding Egypt a hindrance?
a. They hindered trade and travel.
7. Is Egyptian government based
on Hierarchical or Egalitarian?
a. Hierarchical because a
small group of people ruled and everyone else followed. (Looks like a
8. Who were the main
Pharaohs and what were their impacts on Egypt?
a. Ramses - made Egypt
wealthy, great at war, expanded Egyptian empire, built temples, built pyramids,
b. Hatshepsut: used peace to make Egypt wealthy, hated war, erased from
c. Tut: young, did not help or hurt Egypt
d: Akhenaton/Amenhotep: changed Egypt's religion, hated by the people, made
himself a god
e. Nefertiti: husband was Akhenaton
f. Cleopatra: conned Romans into helping keep Egypt a province then killed
herself when no one believed her
7. What were some of
Egypt's achievements, and how did they effect Egypt?
1. specialization of labor: choice
2. hieroglyphics: form of writing
3. Egypt: Black Land
4. Nile River: Main fresh
5. Pyramid: giant structure used as
a pharaoh's tomb
6. Sphinx: giant
structure that was half man and half lion built to represent the pharaoh
7. technology: tools made
8. cause: the why
9. effect: what happened
10. surplus: extra resource
11: settlement: band or
group/population of a civilization
12: culture: clothing, food,
language, music, art, education, job, recreation...
13: political achievement:
government change that impacted life
14: technological achievement:
tool/resource that impacted life
15. cultural achievement: cultural
aspect that impacted life
16. irrigation: a way to
control flooding: canal, ditch, channel, reservoir, dam
17. Valley of the Kings: tombs built
into a cliff
18. Hierarchical: Society with a few
in charge and the majority of the population following
19: Egalitarian: Society where
everyone is equal
20. Pharaoh: leader/ruler
classes: how people are ranked in their society