ERIC Number: ED156607
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
This four-week fourth grade social studies unit dealing with religious dimensions in ancient Egyptian culture was developed by the Public Education Religion Studies Center at Wright State University. It seeks to help students understand ancient Egypt by looking at the people, the culture, and the people's world view. The unit begins with outlines of concepts and generalizations, vocabulary, and subject matter to be covered. Five cognitive, six affective, and three psychomotor objectives are stated. The first lesson in the unit is on Egyptian beliefs that harmonious living with nature and with their gods ensured a happy existence both before and after death. The belief that death is the passing from this world to the next is the focus of lesson two. Lessons three and four discuss Egyptian sacred ceremonies and sacred writings. Each lesson has initiatory, developmental, extended, and culminating activities, and suggestions for evaluation. It is assumed that students have had some exposure to the continent of Africa before they begin the unit. The instructional resources listed are books for teachers and for students, magazines, encyclopedias, filmstrips, movies, media resources, museums, and teaching packets. (Author/BC)
Descriptors: African Culture, African History, African Literature, Ancient History, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Elementary Education, Grade 4, Learning Activities, Religious Education, Social Studies, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
Public Education Religion Studies Center, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio 45431 ($1.00, paper cover)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wright State Univ., Dayton, OH. Public Education Religion Studies Center.
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