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# Ancient Egypt

## How has Ancient Egypt Influenced Today?

Thematic Unit Planning Matrix
Content
or
Subject
Area

Thematic
Questions

Centers
(Activities)

Technology
Integration
(References,
Software
and/or
Resources)

Assessment
and/or Rubric
Scale

Student
Products or
Portfolio

NM Standards:
Common Core State Standards for
English Language Arts (ELA) and
Mathematics
NM Content Standards with Benchmarks
(other than ELA and Math)
The ISTE NETS and Performance
Indicators for Teachers and Students

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Course Materials NM Standards (Inc. NMCCSS
& ISTE/NETS)

Math

How do the
mathematics
used in Ancient
Egypt directly
relate to
todays
standards?

Find surface
areas of
pyramids,
by creating
paper
pyramids.
This allows
student to
have a
visual.

## How does the Mummify

mummification an orange
Science process work?

## Show video of After

the pyramids of completing in
Ancient Egypt, class
then provide a assignments
PowerPoint
teacher will
that explain
question
how to find the students on
surface area of understanding
a pyramid.
of new
concepts.

## Knowledge of Solve real-world and mathematical problems

surface area, involving area, surface area, and volume.
and a paper
CCSS.Math.Content.6.G.A.3
pyramid.
CCSS.Math.Content.6.G.A.4

Teacher will
present a
PowerPoint to
the process of
mummification
and how it
works to

Students will
have a
mummified
orange.

Students will
conduct a
peer
evaluation

## Strand I: Scientific Thinking and Practice

Standard I: Understand the processes of
scientific investigations and use inquiry and
scientific ways of observing, experimenting,
predicting, and validating to think critically.

Content
or
Subject
Area

Thematic
Questions

Centers
(Activities)

Technology
Integration
(References,
Software
and/or
Resources)

Assessment
and/or Rubric
Scale

Student
Products or
Portfolio

NM Standards:
Common Core State Standards for
English Language Arts (ELA) and
Mathematics
NM Content Standards with Benchmarks
(other than ELA and Math)
The ISTE NETS and Performance
Indicators for Teachers and Students

## (Link to respective website is posted in the

Course Materials NM Standards (Inc. NMCCSS
& ISTE/NETS)

preserve
humans for
centuries.
How does the
Native
American
culture of the
Social Southwest
Studies compare to the
culture of
Ancient Egypt?

Compare
Two separate Teacher will
and contrast PowerPoints assess
technologies that discuss the students new
used by both cultures of
knowledge
cultures.
Native
with open
Then
Americans in ended
compare and the southwest questions that
contrast
and the Ancient students will
technologies Egyptians.
used in
essay format.
todays time
(for example
to
differences
between a
tablet in 300
BC
compared to
a tablet used
in 2015

Essay of
approximately
1 to 2 pages in
length.

## Strand: History: Grade 6

1. describe the relationships among ancient
civilizations of the world (e.g., scientific
discoveries, architecture, politics, cultures and
religious
systems) and their connection to the early
development of New Mexico.

Content
or
Subject
Area

Thematic
Questions

Centers
(Activities)

Technology
Integration
(References,
Software
and/or
Resources)

Assessment
and/or Rubric
Scale

Student
Products or
Portfolio

NM Standards:
Common Core State Standards for
English Language Arts (ELA) and
Mathematics
NM Content Standards with Benchmarks
(other than ELA and Math)
The ISTE NETS and Performance
Indicators for Teachers and Students

## (Link to respective website is posted in the

Course Materials NM Standards (Inc. NMCCSS
& ISTE/NETS)

Can the
technique used
in Ancient
Egypt still be
used in todays
time?
Art

Students
will paint on
butcher
paper the
day to day
occurrences
that they
experience
in the style
that the
Egyptians
used.

video to
demonstrate
different kinds
of artistic
styles that the

## Choice of three Students

Use Library
topics that they will break data base for
will use in a 3 off in groups students to
English page essay
during class gather
/Writing regarding
and discuss information
Ancient Egypt. their chosen about chosen
1) Race
topics, and subject.
2) Religion
compare
3) Influences in ideas and
modern society opinions on
said topics.

rubric with a
specific
criteria
surrounding

## A 5 ft. strip of 6-8 Benchmark 1B: Explore and understand the

paper that the use of art materials and techniques.
students
creating
showing their
day to day
lives.

Three page