• TB --> pp. 58-63.       
  • Slides.

  • Timeline --> Comparing Mesopotamia & Ancient Egypt  [3500 B. C. E. - 500 B. C. E.]


  • To be able to discuss the nature and responsibilities of an Egyptian pharaoh of the Old Kingdom.
  • To understand the role of pyramids in ancient Egyptian politics, religion, and society.
  • To be able to argue the following statement (pro or con) --> The Great Pyramid of Cheops is qualified to rank as one of the 'Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.'
  • To explain why the Egyptians gave the name "First Illness" to the years around 
    2100 B. C. E.
  • To explain how the Hyksos conquest contributed strongly to the rise of Egyptian imperialism.
  • To identify the ways in which the pharaohs of the Middle Kingdom helped restore prosperity to Egypt.
  • To analyze the reasons for the change in the pharaoh's rule during the New Kingdom and the consequences for Egypt of these changes long-term.
  • To explain how the architecture and sculpture of the ancient Egyptians symbolized their national aspirations.
  • To discuss the roles played by Hatshepsut and Thutmose III in the history of the New Kingdom.
  • To list reasons for the downfall of the Egyptian civilization after the death of Ramses II.
  • To be able to defend the following statement:  The history of ancient Egypt was marked by periods of prosperity and strong rule interspersed with periods of weakness.


  dynasty   pharaoh   red crown   white
  ka   Valley of the Kings   "First Illness"   "Second
  Middle Kingdom   New Kingdom   Hyksos   Queen Ahhotep 
  Queen Hatshepsut   Nefertiti   Ramses II   Tutankhamon
  Nubians   Hittites   Battle of Kadesh   pyramid
  Thutmose III   "Peoples of the Sea"   Old Kingdom


  Add the following to your map from the
  first assignment on ancient Egypt:
  • Thebes
  • Karnak
  • Valley of the Kings
  • Nubia
  • Kush
  • Palestine
  • Kadesh
  • Abu Simbel
  • Giza



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