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Ancient Egyptian Dynasties
This text details how the pharaohs of ancient Egypt overcame numerous obstacles to unify Egypt into one empire.Pair “Developing Civilization in Ancient Egypt” with “Ancient Egyptian Dynasties” and ask students to discuss what factors allowed Egypt to survive through so many transitions of power between Egypt’s ruling dynasties.
Egyptian Social Structure
In “Egyptian Social Structure,” the social structure of ancient Egyptian civilization is explored: from the gods and the godlike pharaoh on top to peasants and slaves on the bottom.Pair “Developing Civilization in Ancient Egypt” with “Egyptian Social Structure” and ask students to discuss how the foundations of Egyptian civilization may have contributed to Egypt’s social structure. How do specialized workers, government officials, and farmers factor into the development of civilization, and were they respected for their contributions in the overall social structure of society?
Water Scarcity: A Global Issue
- Shelby Ostergaard
In “Water Scarcity: A Global Issue,” Shelby Ostergaard discusses the factors that have contributed to water scarcity across the world.Pair “Developing Civilization in Ancient Egypt” with “Water Scarcity: A Global Issue” and ask students to discuss how both texts explore the importance of water. How did the presence of the Nile River allow civilization to flourish in Egypt? What happens to civilizations where there is water scarcity, according to “Water Scarcity: A Global Issue”?