Thursday, August 28, 2014


Be familiar with the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. They are:
  1. The Great Pyramid of Giza
  2. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
  3. The Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Greece
  4. The Colossus of Rhodes
  5. The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
  6. The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
  7. The Lighthouse of Alexandria

Tuesday, August 26, 2014



1. The Largest pyramid (The Great Pyramid) is one of the ____ wonders of the world.
2. Which pharaoh ordered it to be built?
3. How many years did it take to build it?
4. How many people did it take to build it?
5. What did they use to float the blocks to the building site?
6. In what room of the pyramid was the pharaoh's body?
7. What was in the "Queen's Chamber"?
8. What was the purpose of the "Underground Room?"
9. Why was the Sphinx built?
10. Why did the people eventually rebel against the pharaohs?
11. What was the new capital city of Egypt?

1. 7
2. Khufu
3. 20
4. 100,000
5. Nile
6. King's Chamber
7. Pharaoh's possessions
8. decoy to fool grave robbers
9. As protection for the pyramids
10. Tired of building pyramids
11. Thebes

Tuesday, August 19, 2014



1. What color crown did the king of Upper Egypt wear?
2. What color crown did the king of Lower Egypt wear?
3. Who united Egypt?
4. Where was Menes' capital city?
5. Menes was the first Egyptian ruler to be called a what?
6. How many regions did Menes divide Egypt into?
7. Who was the main god (and sun god) of Egypt?
8. What was the main economy of Egypt during the time of Pharaohs?
9. What was Egypt's writing system called?
10. Hieroglyphics uses what to represent words?
11. What were professional writers in Egypt called?
12. How old were the boys when they started their scribe training?
13. What did scribe students write on at first?
14. What was Egyptian paper called?
15. What was found to help historians read Hieroglyphics again?
16. What language on the Rosetta Stone was the key to solving the mystery of Hieroglyphics?
17. What are some things Egyptians did to bodies to help preserve them?

1. White
2. Red
3. Menes
4. Memphis
5. Pharaoh
6. 40
7. Ra
8. Farming
9. Hieroglyphics
10. Pictures
11. Scribes
12. 10
13. Broken pottery
14. Papyrus
15. Rosetta Stone
16. Greek
17. Tight linen wrap, salt, oil

Egypt Map

Monday, August 18, 2014



1. Around what year (BC) did civilizations begin to develop in Egypt?
2. What is the world's longest river?
3. How long is the Nile (approx.)?
4. What direction does the Nile flow?
5. Into what body of water does it empty?
6. Where is Upper Egypt/Lower Egypt? Why?
7. How did ancient Egyptian farmers feel about the yearly floods?
8. When it comes to farming, what is the word for a watering system?
9. What did the ancient Egyptian farmers do to get water to their fields?
10. What device did they use to scoop the water?

1. 5000BC
2. Nile
3. 4000 miles
4. South to North
5. Mediterranean Sea
6. Upper in the South, Lower in the North because of direction of Nile
7. They welcomed them. Needed for crops.
8. Irrigation
9. Dug canals from the Nile to their fields
10. Shaduf

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

World Unit (Aug. 13)

Review World Geography website we used in class today:

Questions from today's notes - ANSWERS AT BOTTOM

1. What do you call the study of the Earth, how it affects people and how it's affected by people?

2.  What is a half of the Earth called?

3.  What are the lines parallel to the Equator called?

4.  What are the lines parallel to the Prime Meridian called?

5. Name the four types of regions.

6. How many states are in Mexico?

7. How is the state of Chiapas' culture different from the rest of Mexico.

8. How many continents are there? Oceans?

9. Be able to label the continents and oceans on a map (spelled correctly).

1. Geography
2.  Hemisphere
3.  Lines of Latitude
4.  Lines of Longitude
5. Physical, Climate, Cultural, Political
6. 31
7. Different language, foods
8. 7; 4