Read Like an Egyptian



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A WebQuest for Seventh and Eighth Grade Students


Designed by

Ashley McAliley

Wayne Demore

Craig Ollivier
am637056@wcupa.edu, wd617605@wcupa.edu, co667148@wcupa.edu






The Task

The mission at hand requires your group to research both Egyptian culture and decipher Egyptian hieroglyphics so you can discover the lost treasure of King Tut. During your journey you will complete a portfolio/journal documenting each step of your mission, make sure to include pictures and important facts that you pick up along the way!

  • begin researching and decipher hieroglyphics by using internet links and other sources
  • From the research you gathered create a portfolio/journal documenting each step you have taken during the discovery

Egyptian Online Resources

Learn How to read Hieroglyphics!!?

The art of Hieroglyphics
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Egyptian Writing and Education?

Learn About Egyptian Culture!!?

Learn about King Tut and the life of Pharaohs?


The Process

Students will learn how to both write and read hieroglyphics. Students will also observe links to websites which describe in detail how hieroglyphics are used and how to read and decipher hieroglyphic descriptions. Students will analyze the information they have gathered from the links and become archeologists who are sent on a mission to find a treasure following hieroglyphic descriptions along the wall in King Tuts tomb.


  1. Each group will begin the discovery by researching and collecting data which contributes to a successful discovery

Students should use the links provided above to interpret and decipher Egyptian Hieroglyphics. These tools will allow the group to read and interpret hieroglyphics on the walls of King Tut's Tomb to the lost treasure. Two students will record all the information they gathered (pictures, drawings, journal entries) into a portfolio/journal for future references and discoveries towards the lost treasure

Did you use the links provided for you?

Did the links provide you translations of hieroglyphics?

Did you have two group members record what the hieroglyphics meant?

Did the translation of the hieroglyphics help you find your way to the treasure?


Students it's very important to learn and translate Egyptian Hieroglyphics to English. Follow and decipher the descriptions on the walls of the pyramid!

Students performances will be graded by how efficiently they work together and how accurately they read and interpret hieroglyphics.They will also be graded on how much work they as individuals put into the project. Students will be graded on how well they organize their portfolio as well.



CATEGORY






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Organization







Information is very organized with well-constructed paragraphs and subheadings.







Information is organized with well-constructed paragraphs.







Information is organized, but paragraphs are not well-constructed.







The information appears to be disorganized. 8)







Amount of Information







All topics are addressed and all questions answered with at least 2 sentences about each.







All topics are addressed and most questions answered with at least 2 sentences about each.







All topics are addressed, and most questions answered with 1 sentence about each.







One or more topics were not addressed.







Quality of Information







Information clearly relates to the main topic. It includes several supporting details and/or examples.







Information clearly relates to the main topic. It provides 1-2 supporting details and/or examples.







Information clearly relates to the main topic. No details and/or examples are given.







Information has little or nothing to do with the main topic.







Sources







All sources (information and graphics) are accurately documented in the desired format.







All sources (information and graphics) are accurately documented, but a few are not in the desired format.







All sources (information and graphics) are accurately documented, but many are not in the desired format.







Some sources are not accurately documented.







Mechanics







No grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors.







Almost no grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors







A few grammatical spelling, or punctuation errors.







Many grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors.







Notes







Notes are recorded and organized in an extremely neat and orderly fashion.







Notes are recorded legibly and are somewhat organized.







Notes are recorded.







Notes are recorded only with peer/teacher assistance and reminders.







Paragraph Construction







All paragraphs include introductory sentence, explanations or details, and concluding sentence.







Most paragraphs include introductory sentence, explanations or details, and concluding sentence.







Paragraphs included related information but were typically not constructed well.







Paragraphing structure was not clear and sentences were not typically related within the paragraphs.







Internet Use







Successfully uses suggested internet links to find information and navigates within these sites easily without assistance.







Usually able to use suggested internet links to find information and navigates within these sites easily without assistance.







Occasionally able to use suggested internet links to find information and navigates within these sites easily without assistance.







Needs assistance or supervision to use suggested internet links and/or to navigate within these sites.







Diagrams & Illustrations







Diagrams and illustrations are neat, accurate and add to the reader's understanding of the topic.







Diagrams and illustrations are accurate and add to the reader's understanding of the topic.







Diagrams and illustrations are neat and accurate and sometimes add to the reader's understanding of the topic.







Diagrams and illustrations are not accurate OR do not add to the reader's understanding of the topic.







Conclusion

After completing the webquest students will have learned the Egyptian Hieroglyphic alphabet. Students should have a general understanding how to read and write Hieroglyphics. This webquest activity allows students to challenge themselves. Since each student is placed in a group to work together to complete the discovery it allows students to open up and communicate effectively with one another. The portfolio/ journal when completed should enhance each

students writing ability and organizational skills.


Credits and References

www.westga.edu

www.virtualegypt.com

www.egyptology.com

www. lostcivilizations.net

www.mnsu.eduu

www.fieldmuseum.org










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