What do the people of Egypt do to meet their needs (economy)?
What beliefs, ideas, celebrations, traditions, and values make up the culture of Egypt?
How do the people of Egypt govern themselves?
What students must be able to do:
Students will be able to locate Egypt on a map or globe.
Students will identify Egypt as a nation in the Middle East in northeast Africa.
Students will be able to identify and locate the capital (Cairo).
Students will discuss and read about Egypt’s geography, natural resources, climate, and the population’s adaptations to those.
Students will be able to locate and identify: the Mediterranean Sea, the Nile River, the Sahara Desert, the Western and Eastern Deserts, the Red Sea, and the Suez Canal. They will be able to discuss the significance of them.
Students will recognize Egypt’s influence on the world economy through its exports.
Students will compare the exports and imports of Egypt’s with those of the U.S. and Japan.
Students will discuss how Egypt’s geography impacts its economy.
Compare the natural resources, agricultural goods, and major industries of Egypt with those of the U.S. and Japan
Compare the national holidays of Egypt with the U.S. and Japan
Discuss the similarities between Egypt, the U.S., and Japan
Use a Venn diagram to compare the cultures of the U.S., Japan, and Egypt.
Students will discuss the role of religion in the Egyptian culture.
- Students use a Venn diagram to compare Egyptian culture to the other cultures studied.
Recognize the flag of Egypt
Identify the branches of government
- Compare the government of Egypt with the governments of the U.S. and Japan.