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FC: Ancient Egypt


13 lessons that answer the standards as well as the framing and supporting questions

Grade: 4th Grade

Weeks: 3

Pages: 158

Standards: 4.1 - 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.11, 4.12, 4.14, 4.14a, 4.14b, 4.14c, 4.14d, 4.14e, 4.13f

File Type: pdf

Slide Deck Included: Yes

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Product SKU: PEDFC422


This topic continues the exploration of ancient civilizations that began in the previous topic. Students will study the geography of Egypt, specifically the Nile River, as well as the culture and beliefs associated with the ancient Egyptians. Students will also examine how Egypt interacted with ancient Nubian kingdoms like the Kush.

13 lessons that answer the standards as well as the framing and supporting questions

Lessons are developed using all the sources and readings that are in the social studies course frameworks provided by the Louisiana Department of Education.

What’s included:

  1. Detailed lesson plans aligned with the standards and frameworks
  2. Activities that include all the materials provided in the frameworks
  3. Assessments aligned to the new LDOE field test
  4. Lesson activity workbook/worksheets
  5. Slide deck


  • 4.1 Create and use a chronological sequence of related events to compare developments and describe instances of change and continuity.
  • 4.2 Use a variety of primary and secondary sources to:
  • 4.2a. Analyze social studies content.
  • 4.2b. Explain claims and evidence.
  • 4.2c. Compare and contrast multiple sources.
  • 4.3 Explain connections between ideas, events, and developments in world history.
  • 4.4 Compare and contrast events and developments in world history.
  • 4.5 Construct and express claims that are supported with relevant evidence from primary and/or secondary sources, content knowledge, and clear reasoning in order to:
  • 4.5a Demonstrate an understanding of social studies content.
  • 4.5b. Compare and contrast content and viewpoints.
  • 4.5c. Explain causes and effects.
  • 4.5d. Describe counterclaims.
  • 4.6 Create and use geographic representations to locate and describe places and geographic characteristics, including hemispheres; landforms such as continents, oceans, rivers, mountains, and deserts; cardinal and intermediate directions; climate and environment.
  • 4.7 Use geographic representations and historical information to explain how physical geography influenced the development of ancient civilizations and empires.
  • 4.11 Explain the effects of the Agricultural Revolution, including the barter economy, food surpluses, domestication of plants and animals, specialization, and the growth of permanent settlements.
  • 4.12 Identify and explain the importance of the following key characteristics of civilizations: culture, specialization, infrastructure, stable food supply, government, technology, belief systems, writing, and social structure.
  • 4.14 Describe the geographic, political, economic, and cultural structures of ancient Egypt.
  • 4.14a. Identify and locate geographic features of ancient Egypt, including the Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, Nile River and Delta, and the Sahara Desert.
  • 4.14b. Explain the structure of ancient Egyptian society, including the relationships between groups of people and the role played by the pharaoh and enslaved people.
  • 4.14c. Explain Egyptian beliefs about the afterlife, the reasons for mummification, and the use of pyramids.
  • 4.14d. Describe the significance of key figures from ancient Egypt, including Queen Hatshepsut, Ramses the Great, and the significance of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb on the modern understanding of ancient Egypt.
  • 4.14e. Describe the achievements of ancient Egyptian civilization, including hieroglyphics, papyrus, and the pyramids and Sphinx at Giza.
  • 4.14f. Describe the cultural diffusion of ancient Egypt with surrounding civilizations through trade and conflict.

Framing Question

What were some of the contributions of Egypt to the Ancient World?

Supporting Questions

  1. How did physical geography influence the ancient Egyptians?

  2. How did religion influence Egyptian life, and the role of the pharaoh?

  3. What role did writing play in ancient Egypt and how do Egyptian Hieroglyphics compare to other writing systems?

  4. Who was King Tut, and why was the discovery of his tomb important?

  5. Who was Hatshepsut and why was she important?

  6. Who was Ramses the II and why was he important?

  7. How did the Kingdoms of Kush interact with Egypt?




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