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Daily Life in Ancient Egypt The daily life in ancient Egypt was actually much different than the vision that commonly comes to mind. Relics found in archaeological digs as well as paintings and drawings on pyramid and tomb walls depict images of life in ancient Egypt that was, in some regards, not that much different than life in Egypt today. Family Life Family was important in ancient Egypt, and family life began early for the ancient Egyptians. The husband usually had a senior or chief wife who was considered higher than the other ones. Children Children were also an important part of the family unit. © Jean-Pierre Dalbéra - Relief of Akhenaten and his family Working Life Peasant life in ancient Egypt was not always enjoyable. The Egyptians were one of the first people to introduce the use of the ox-drawn plow; however the work of plowing, planting and harvesting would have still been very difficult. Ox-Drawn Plow Modern views on slave life in ancient Egypt are largely contradictory. Role of Women Role of Men Food

Free Printables for Julius Caesar Unit Study - Mamas Learning Corner This past school year in history, we spent a lot of time learning about Julius Caesar. My son absolutely adores all things related to Roman soldiers, and Julius Caesar was no exception. Julius Caesar was born on July 13, 100 BC. Julius Caesar was one of Rome’s most memorable leaders. Free Julius Caesar Worksheets Enjoy these free printables from Mama! Julius Caesar Fill-in-the-blankJulius Caesar Fact SheetCaesar coins – create your own2 Caesar quotes for copywork – elementary and plain lines Click the image to download Julius Caesar Printables Favorite Julius Caesar Resources (This post contains affiliate links that help support free worksheets and printables at Mama’s Learning Corner. <A HREF=" Julius Caesar Documentary on You Tube This is part 1 of a 3-part series. Mama’s disclaimer: Practice parental discretion with all online videos. Julius Caesar Notebooking Pages Visit to purchase Julius Caesar notebooking pages.

Play Play games online Test your skills, knowledge (and bravery!) in Time explorer - the new adventure game from the British Museum. Travel back in time to explore ancient cultures and rescue precious objects from imminent disaster.Play now! More games Museum Run: race against timeLittle or Large: how big? Exploring Ancient World Cultures NOVA - Official Website | The Afterlife in Ancient Egypt share Posted 01.03.06 NOVA Unlike most scholars of the ancient world, Salima Ikram knows her subjects on an intimate, face-to-face basis. In this interview, Ikram, an Egyptologist at the American University in Cairo, sheds light on why mummification was practiced in ancient Egypt, what the ancients thought the afterlife would be like, and why—of some 70 million mummies made—very few remain intact today. Like most ancient Egyptians, this wife of a pharaoh died young. The allure of mummies NOVA: Why do you think people are so fascinated by mummies? Salima Ikram: Part of it is, of course, all that horror movie business. What's the allure of mummies for Egyptologists? Well, I think one reason is very basic: here we are, studying Tuthmosis III, reading his words on temple walls, and you can actually look at him! There's also a lot that we can learn from mummies about ancient disease, medical practices, technology, health, diet, as well as religious beliefs. No. Did they bury pets in their tombs?

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Cold Case Rome - Investigating the Caesar Assassination 7.1 The Roman Empire Print the file below. It most of the stations you will need along with the student worksheet that they will use throughout the lab. The show inspiring this lab is now available online via Amazon Instant. Exhibits and Journal Here is the introductory video: Set up each station around the room as space permits. After showing the introductory video pass out the Cold Case Rome handout (slide 4) to each student. Pass out the sheets with the questions for each exhibit. Release your "investigators" to the exhibits to gather evidence (answer the questions for each exhibit) allotting roughtly 4 minutes per exhibit. Exhibit H is this video: Exhibit F uses this sound file: Cassius Speech.mp3 After students have completed their investigation bring the group back together.

Egyptian Fractions 1 Egyptian Fractions The ancient Egyptians only used fractions of the form 1/n so any other fraction had to be represented as a sum of such unit fractions and, furthermore, all the unit fractions were different! Why? Is this a better system than our present day one? In fact, it is for some tasks. This page explores some of the history and methods with puzzles and and gives you a summary of computer searches for such representations. This page has an auto-generated Content section which may take a second or two to appear. The calculators on this page also require JavaScript but you appear to have switched JavaScript off (it is disabled). 2 An Introduction to Egyptian Mathematics Some of the oldest writing in the world is on a form of paper made from papyrus reeds that grew all along the Nile river in Egypt. [The image is a link to David Joyce's site on the History of Maths at Clarke University.] So what was on them do you think? 2.1 Henry Rhind and his Papyrus scroll So what did it say? So

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Travelling the Silk Road This unit of work uses content from a recent temporary exhibition, Travelling the Silk Road – about the ancient trade route – to help students explore issues related to: life at the time of the Silk Road how trade brought different civilisations together how trade influenced these civilisations how different civilisations gained from others and what they gave to others The unit is useful for addressing Australian Curriculum: History at Year 8 which requires students to consider how major civilisations of the world came into contact with each other. In particular it explores the contribution to the Silk Road made by the following ancient cities: Xi’an Turfan Samarkand Baghdad In the unit students are asked to travel along the Silk Road passing through the four cities and create a report of what they discover along the way.

The Great Pyramid of Giza Pyramids of Giza, soaring above the city of Cairo, Egypt The Great Pyramid of Giza is the most substantial ancient structure in the world - and the most mysterious. According to prevailing archaeological theory - and there is absolutely no evidence to confirm this idea - the three pyramids on the Giza plateau are funerary structures of three kings of the fourth dynasty (2575 to 2465 BC). The Great Pyramid, attributed to Khufu (Cheops) is on the right of the photograph, the pyramid attributed to Khafra (Chephren) next to it, and that of Menkaura (Mycerinus) the smallest of the three. The Great Pyramid was originally 481 feet, five inches tall (146.7 meters) and measured 755 feet (230 meters) along its sides. The foolishness of the common assumption, that the Giza plateau pyramids were built and utilized by fourth Dynasty kings as funerary structures, cannot be overstated. Giza Pyramids after sunset, Egypt The building blocks of the Great Pyramid of Giza The Pyramids of Giza

Ducksters: Ancient Rome for Kids Back to History for Kids Ancient Rome was a powerful and important civilization that ruled much of Europe for nearly 1000 years. The culture of Ancient Rome was spread throughout Europe during its rule. The city of Rome is the capital of Italy today Map of Italy from the CIA World Factbook The Roman Republic Rome first grew into power as a Republic. The Republic would rule Rome for hundreds of years from around 509 BC to 45 BC. The Roman Empire In 45 BC Julius Caesar took over the Roman Republic and made himself the supreme dictator. The Roman Forum was the center of government Photo by Adrian Pingstone The Empire Splits As the Roman Empire grew it became more and more difficult to manage from the city of Rome. Fall of Rome The fall of Rome generally refers to the fall of the Western Roman Empire. Fun Facts about Ancient Rome The city of Rome is the capital of Italy today. Take a ten question quiz about this page.Ancient Rome crossword puzzleAncient Rome word search For more about Ancient Rome:

Egyptian Mummies The methods of embalming, or treating the dead body, that the ancient Egyptians used is called mummification. Using special processes, the Egyptians removed all moisture from the body, leaving only a dried form that would not easily decay. It was important in their religion to preserve the dead body in as life-like a manner as possible. So successful were they that today we can view the mummified body of an Egyptian and have a good idea of what he or she looked like in life, 3000 years ago. Mummification was practiced throughout most of early Egyptian history. The earliest mummies from prehistoric times probably were accidental. Process The mummification process took seventy days. The embalmers next removed all moisture from the body. Next the wrapping began. As part of the funeral, priests performed special religious rites at the tomb's entrance. Such elaborate burial practices might suggest that the Egyptians were preoccupied with thoughts of death. But why preserve the body?