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The Egypt Game
by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Game 1

While playing Game 1, you will visit Internet sites to read about Egypt and you will also create a map showing important places and facts.
(Ask your teacher if you may work with a partner.)

Remember your school’s acceptable use policy for work on the Internet. Also, links on the Web often change. Tell your teacher if you find an inappropriate link in this guide.

You will need: Large poster board, pencils/colored pens, markers, crayons, scissors.

1. Draw an outline map of Egypt on poster board.
2. Draw and label the Nile River.
3. Locate and label the location of six (or more)of these famous Egyptian cities: Luxor, Kom Ombo, Cairo, El Giza, Saqqara, Edfu or Idfu, and Aswan.
4. On the poster, write five interesting facts about the geography of Egypt. (Remember to use complete sentences).
5. Add a compass rose to your map.
6. Add pictures (copied from the Internet or hand-drawn) representing interesting things that you learned about Egypt.
7. Color your poster.
8. On a separate piece of paper, write a bibliography of the web sites you visit.

How You Will Be Graded
Accurate use of the Internet (25 points)
Neatness and accuracy (25 points)
Followed directions (25 points)
Bibliography (25 points)

Visit at least 5 of these web sites
Hieroglyphic Alphabet
The Nile River

Nom en hieroglyphes (Name in Hieroglyphics)

Institute of Egyptian Art

Listen to the Egyptian National Anthem


The Magic and Mysteries of Ancient Egypt
Map of Egypt
Lostris' Ancient Egyptian Site
Cleveland Museum of Art
The Curse of the Pharaohs - Features “Fun for Kids”
Map of Egypt Today
An Interactive Adventure in the Land of Egypt(Travel with Mousey)
Regions of Egypt
Reading Hieroglyphs
A Tour of Cities in Egypt
More Information - Cities in Egypt

"Wondrous scenes of an ancient land
Temples, tombs, once buried in sand
Treasures and secrets of a long ago time
Forever cherished within one's mind."
© 1996 - Margaret S. Rigby

The ancient Egyptians were the first to
document the use of makeup.
The ancient Egyptian men wore makeup!
Eye makeup was often applied with tips carved from ivory.
A makeup kit was often placed in the tomb so
that the Egyptian could makeup in the afterlife.
The ancient Egyptians often shaved their head and bodies
and wore wigs woven from human hair.
Less well to do Egyptians wore wigs made from reeds.

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