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Social Studies- Guiding Questions, Big Ideas, and Learning Targets

Social Studies- Unit 2 Ancient Egypt and the Near East

Learning Goals/Big Idea Questions-

  • How did geography affect early settlement in Egypt and Kush?
  • In what ways was the Nile River important to the ancient Egyptians?
  • What did the pharaohs of ancient Egypt accomplish, and how did they do it?
  • How did social classes affect daily life in ancient Egypt?
  • In what ways did location influence the history of Kush?
  • Who are some of the most important Egyptian Gods and Goddesses, and what do we know about their influence and appearance?
  • How did religion affect the daily lives of ancient Egyptians?
  • Was King Tut murdered or did he die of natural causes? (argumentative writing)
  • How did religion affect the daily lives of ancient Egyptians?