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This unit on Ancient Egypt is one of five units I teach about ancient civilizations after completing a study of what culture is and how it defines us. This unit focuses on the geography, religion, and social structures of ancient Egypt. It also emphasizes an understanding of the different time periods of Egyptian society from 4,500 BC- the 18th Dynasty. At the end of this unit on Egypt, the students will demonstrate knowledge of the culture of Egypt by writing and illustrating a story where they go back in time and describe two aspects of Egyptian culture as well as meet a person and describe their place in the social hierarchy.

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