EGYPT: 
Journeying the Nile River

A WebQuest for 7th Grade (Art, History, Language Arts, Math)

Designed by
 

Mandy Davis AD37464@appstate.edu
Erin Hartsell EH36447@appstate.edu
Lindsay Shepherd LS41733@appstate.edu
 Kelli Phillips-Vannoy KV44858@appstate.edu

Introduction | Task | Process | Evaluation | Conclusion | Credits | Teacher Page


 
 

Introduction:

Welcome to the ancient world of Egypt.  If you can handle battling up the Nile to face mummies, building pyramids and unsolving ancient Egyptian mysteries, then we invite you to join three of your classmates on an adventurous journey down the infamous Nile River.  Since the Nile River is the longest water way in the world, at 4,132 miles in length, your trip will be limited to four historical cities.  We are sending you on four missions, and to successfully continue on your journey you must complete one task and one challenge in each city. Good Luck (good luck). . .and if you survive, we'll see you at the end! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



The Task:
 
  • You will travel up the Nile River through Egypt to four of the main ancient cities.
  • In each city, you will be required to complete various tasks and challenges.
  • By the end of your journey, you will have compiled information concerning each city and display it on the pyramid you have constructed.
  • The last mission of your journey is to write a letter to a relative to convince them to travel with you to Egypt.

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The Process:
 

Pick three traveling partners, and prepare for your journey through Egypt.  Your group will travel up the Nile River to four destinations.  In each city, you will need to complete one task and one challenge in order to proceed to the next mission.  Each group member should contribute equally to the final  product.
 

   THEBES
 
 
 
 

     GIZA
 
 
 

     CAIRO
 
 

    ALEXANDRIA

Now that you have traveled the Nile, seen mummies, and explored the depths of pyramids, write a letter to a family member to convince them to travel to Egypt, and type or email the letter to them (print out a hard copy for your teacher).  Use some of the exciting facts you learned from answering your questions and be sure to tell them about all the sites you saw through your journey.



 
 
 
 



Evaluation:
Your grades will be evaluated according to the following standards.  The grade will be based upon your group's final product and each member's group evaluation.
 
Beginning

1

Developing

2

Accomplished

3

Exemplary

4

Score
Completion

 

For each task a bare minimum of questions are completed, and/or the project is unfinished and sloppy.
For each task questions are incompletely answered, and/or the project is unfinished or does not meet all proper requirements for each challenge.
For each task questions are answered, and for each challenge the project is completed.
For each task all questions are answered thoroughly with complete sentences, and for each challenge the the finished project is neat and  completed.
 
Creativity










 

Little creativity is put into the project and letter to the relative and no information from your journey is included.
Only some areas of the project and letter to the relative show creativity, and the final product lacks information from your journey.
The project shows creative thought in most areas of the project and the letter to a relative and includes relevant materials. 
Creative thought is applied in all areas of the project and the letter to a relative. The final product should be original and expressive of what you learned.
 
Organization










 

The tasks and challenges are incomplete and materials are incomplete or missing.
The tasks and challenges are incomplete or not completed in order, and materials are missing.
The tasks and challenges are completed in order of the the journey and materials are all collected.
The tasks and challenges were completed in order of the journey and materials are collected in an organized manner.
 
Group Evaluation

 

Group members do not contribute equally or do not include all members in each task and challenge.
Group members do not collaboratively work together, and not all members contributed to each task or challenge.
All group members contributed to the project and participate in most tasks and challenges.
All group members contributed equally throughout the journey and participated in each task and challenge.
 

 
 
 
 
 

Conclusion:

Congratulations. . . you have now completed all four missions, and succeed in surviving your journey down the Nile River.  Learning how to mummify bodies, build pyramids, bury the dead, and write in hieroglyphics is tough work, but if you completed your missions successfully you were able to convince a relative to travel down the Nile River with you next time (and now you can be their guide).  Now that you are acquainted the Ancient Egyptians share your exciting adventures with others.  If you are interested in finding out more information about Egypt, visit some of these places to find more information: 
        Surf the Web
        Explore your local library
        Talk with teachers and other community members
 
 
 
 
 
 




Credits & References:

www.carnegiemuseums.org/cmnh/exhibits/egypt/mummification.html
www.carnegiemuseums.org/cmnh/exhibits/egypt/funerary.html
http://members.aol.com/egyptart/mummy.html
www.kv5.com/intro.html
http://discoveringegypt.com
www./webquest.com/egypt
www.nileriver.com
www.guardians.net/egypt
www.crystalinks.com/egypt.html
http://travel.yahoo.com/t/africa/egypt/cairo/lp_culture.html
http://travel.yahoo.com/t/africa/egypt/cairo/lp_attractions.html
http://ce.eng.usf.edu/pharos/cairo/
http://ce.eng.usf.edu/pharos/cairo/history/
http://ce.eng.usf.edu/pharos/cairo/history/ancient.html
http://www-ceg.ceg.uiuc.edu/~haggag/cairo.html
http://homepage.powerup.com.au/~ancient/museum.htm
http://www.kingtutone.com/
http://www.site-ology.com/egypt/KT.HTM
http://www.touregypt.net/historicalessays/cairogates.htm
http://emuseum.mnsu.edu/
http://ce.eng.usf.edu/
http://www.alex-guide.com/
http://unesco.org/webworld/alexandria_new/
www.mbarron.net/Nile/activ_nf.html
www.buildapyramid.com
www.gumbo.appstate.edu
www.ditto.com
http://www.fcasd.edu/schools/dms/wq/EgyptWQ.htm


Teacher Page:

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