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Designing a Monument Like Those of Pharaoh Ramses

Lesson Plan3

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Ramses recorded the triumphs and events of his reign on the walls of the monuments he built for himself. Discuss the many different means we have today for reporting and recording current events. Do you think they will turn out to be as lasting as the ancient monument walls, and as capable of being read and interpreted thousands of years from now?

Assessment

Use the following three-point rubric to evaluate students' work during this lesson.

3 points: Student shows strong research skills in learning about reactions to modern-day monuments; creates an original, thoughtful model or drawing; writes a clear, complete plaque or flyer for their monument.

2 points: Student shows on-grade research skills in learning about reactions to modern-day monuments; creates a satisfactory model or drawing; writes an adequate plaque or flyer for their monument.

1 point: Student shows weak research skills in learning about reactions to modern-day monuments; creates a confused, unclear model or drawing; writes a incomplete or vague plaque or flyer for their monument.

Vocabulary

archaeological

Definition: Of or pertaining to the remains of the culture of a people.

Context: One of the great archaeological mysteries of our time is the biblical story of Exodus.

delta

Definition: Minerals carried by a river and deposited at the river’s mouth.

Context: When Ramses came to power, he moved the capital to an area called the delta.

exodus

Definition: A mass departure (specifically, the biblical story of the once-captive Jews fleeing Egypt).

Context: New evidence now suggests that Ramses the Great was also the unnamed pharaoh of the biblical Exodus.

hieroglyphs

Definition: Pictorial characters in a system of writing used by ancient Egyptians.

Context: If you read the hieroglyphs carefully, you’ll find no losses; the Egyptians never recorded defeat.

icon

Definition: An image.

Context: When he became pharaoh, Ramses built a temple so awesome that it would become his logo forever and an icon for all of Egypt.

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