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ERIC Number: EJ904808
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
Using Social Studies Themes to Investigate Modern Egypt
Hubbard, Janie
Social Education, v74 n4 p226-231 Sep 2010
Many elementary teachers explore the marvels of ancient Egypt with their students, as evidenced by the numerous available websites on this topic for teaching elementary history. The drama and mystery of ancient civilizations with treasures such as mummies, King Tut, and the Giza Pyramids are intriguing to children, yet there is another layer of fascinating topics awaiting investigation in today's Egypt. After teaching in Egypt for several years, the author's reflections suggest additional appropriate topics, for elementary students, that reveal the essence of modern Egypt by focusing on three themes--(1) culture; (2) people, places, and environments; and (3) production, distribution, and consumption--from the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Curriculum Standards for Social Studies. The topic descriptions offered in this article only scratch the surface of attempting to refocus studies of Egypt to include more than exotic, ancient history. (Contains 10 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Egypt