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1 Name: Ancient Civilizations Project Egypt, Greece, Rome Date: CIVILIZATION: ASSIGNMENT: You and your group have been chosen by the Ancient Civilizations Tourist Bureau to design a travel brochure promoting your ancient civilization. As members of the travel agency, you have been asked to sell a trip to your assigned ancient civilization. Not only do you want to earn the bonus your boss is rewarding you with by proving that your civilization is the very best destination, but you are also a proud citizen. Using PowerPoint, you will create your travel brochure and present it to the class. PROCESS/RESEARCH: 1) You will use a variety of resources to research your civilization using the categories provided. Each group member will become an expert on one of the categories. You will record your research by taking notes on the graphic organizer provided. This must be in note form No full sentences or single words. Notes must be phrases. 2) Then you will use your research/notes to write draft paragraphs 2-3 paragraphs for each category. Remember to include a topic sentence, details, and a concluding sentence for each paragraph. 3) Next, you and your group will publish the paragraphs into a travel brochure by creating a PowerPoint presentation. Attach pictures, videos, diagrams, and titles to the presentation. 4) Lastly, you will present your travel brochure to the class. Make sure to rehearse your presentation. PRESENTATION: Your PowerPoint presentation must include: - Title Page - A convincing opening - Each expert should contribute at least two slides on his/her category. - Subtitles (The research categories) - Paragraphs that present the researched information - Pictures and video to go along with the slides. - Graphs, timelines, charts etc. - An effective ending that makes one last attempt to get the traveller to visit. - A work cited slide. - Your presentation should have at least 10 slides

2 Ancient Egypt Resource for all categories: Ancient Worlds Textbook: Ch. 5 Geography and Daily Life Create a map of Ancient Egypt that shows the entire empire. Include in the map, the location of Egypt today. Describe the physical terrain of Ancient Egypt. How did that affect settlement and growth? - Why does the Nile River flood and how does the flooding affect all parts of Egyptian life? - Why did Herdotus call Egypt the Gift of the Nile? How did the Egyptians divide the year (seasons)? Provide the Name and Month. What were the prominent jobs in ancient life? Describe the social structure of Ancient Egypt? In other words, what kind of job/role gave you power within the society? What different classes of people existed? What freedoms did the people of each class have? What were they not allowed to do? Describe the role of man, woman, and child within the family structure? Did people have the opportunity to obtain an education in Ancient Egypt? What kind of education? Ex. Academic, Trade What leisure activities did the Egyptians enjoy?

3 Ideas and Innovation What innovations were created in Ancient Egypt? Do we use any of these innovations today? What was the form of writing? What was papyrus? How did the Ancient Egyptians purchase goods? (Currency) What is a Deben? Who did they trade with? List items imported into Egypt and items exported out of Egypt. Egyptian Pyramids: What do they look like? Where are they? Why were they built? Who built them? zone/fun- guides/egypt/hieroglyphics.htm rosettastone.html zone/fun- guides/egypt/pyramid- power.htm amazing- ancient- egyptian- inventions.html

4 Conflict and Politics Describe the form of government for Ancient Egypt. How is it similar to our modern Canadian government? How is the government different? Vocabulary: Pharaohs, Vizier Choose one pharaoh and describe: birth, death, ruling period, how they ruled, and what they were famous for. Describe the laws of ancient Egypt pharaoh.html Religion and Afterlife Describe the various gods and goddesses that were worshipped by Ancient Egyptians. Describe the role/importance of at least two gods or goddesses? What was mummification? Why did Egyptians do this? Describe embalming and wrapping. Describe the Egyptians belief in The Afterlife? dead.html

5 Ancient Greece Resource for all categories: Ancient Worlds Textbook: Ch. 8 Geography and Daily Life Create a map of Ancient Greece that shows the entire empire. Include in the map, the location of Greece today. Describe the physical terrain of Ancient Greece. How did that affect settlement and growth? What were the prominent jobs in ancient life? Describe the social structure of Ancient Greece? In other words, what kind of job/role gave you power within the society? Describe the role of man, woman, and child within the family structure? Did people have the opportunity to obtain an education in Ancient Greece? What kind of education? Ex. Academic, Trade Ideas and Innovation Describe Ancient Greece s version of the Olympics. What events were included in the Ancient Olympics? How was it similar to the Olympics of today? How was it different? What innovations were created in Ancient Greece? Do we use any of these innovations today? What was the form of writing? Currency?

6 Conflict and Politics Describe the form of government for Ancient Greece. How is it similar to our modern Canadian government? Do we have laws today that are similar to those of Ancient Greece? How is the government different? How did the government create laws? How did the government enforce the laws? What was the cause for the Ancient Greek empire wanting to expand? Describe what happened during the Trojan War due to Ancient Greece s desire to expand Religion and Mythology Describe the various gods that were worshipped by Ancient Greek citizens. What was the role/importance of each god? Describe the burial/religious ceremonies of Ancient Greeks? Describe the stories that were created in Ancient Greece. Why were they created? What lessons did they teach? of- the- Gods.php

7 Ancient Rome Resource for all categories: Ancient Worlds Textbook: Ch. 9 Geography and Daily Life Create a map of Ancient Rome that shows the entire empire. Include in the map, the location of Rome today. Describe the physical terrain of Ancient Rome. How did that affect settlement and growth? Textbook pg What were the prominent jobs in Ancient Roman life? What kind of job/role gave you power within the society? Describe the social structure of Ancient Rome? What different classes of people existed? Textbook pg Describe the role of man, woman, and child within the family structure? Did people have the opportunity to obtain an education in Ancient Rome? What leisure activities did the Romans enjoy? Textbook pg

8 Ideas and Innovation What innovations were created in Ancient Rome? Do we use any of these innovations today? Does Rome deserve credit for all of its achievements? Textbook pg , 184 Describe Roman trade. Who did they trade with? List items imported into Egypt and items exported out of Egypt. Textbook pg , 185 Conflict and Politics Describe the history of Rome. Describe Rome in its three types of governments: a Kingdom, Republic, and Empire. Textbook pg. 176 How was Rome ruled? Describe the senate. Describe Roman Laws. Who were the Roman Emperors? How is Rome s government similar to our modern Canadian government? How is the government different? Textbook pg Describe the Roman army. What made it so powerful? Why did Rome need such a strong army? Textbook pg What was the cause for the End of the Roman Empire? Textbook pg

9 Religion Describe the various gods that were worshipped by Ancient Roman citizens. What was the role/importance of each god? Where did Romans worship their gods? How did Religion change once Christianity was made the official religion? What made Christianity popular among Romans? Textbook pg. 193 What did Romans believe about the afterlife?

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