Hunt for Ancient Egypt Quest
an Internet Treasure Hunt on Ancient Egypt Quest

created by Mrs. Leland
Pomolita Middle School

Introduction | The Questions | Internet Resources


Surf's up! Grab your brain and head for the further reaches of cyberspace. There's a lot to learn in this information age. Using the Web allows you to discover tons more than you may have ever known possible. Below is a list of questions about the topic of this page. Surf the Internet links on this page to find answers to the questions.

California State Standards for this quest:

World History and Geography: Ancient Civilizations

6.2 Students analyze the geographic, economic, religious, and social structures of the early civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Kush.
1. Locate and describe the major river systems and discuss the physical settings that supported permanent and early civilizations.
3. Understand the relationship between religion and the social and political order in Mesopotamia and Egypt.
5. Discuss the main features of Egyptian art and architecture.
7. Understand the significance of Queen Hatshepsut and Ramses the Great.
9. Trace the evolution of language and its written form.


2.0 Reading Comprehension (focus on informational materials)
1. Identify the structural features of popular media.
4. Connect and clarify main ideas by identifying their relationships to other sources and related topics.

1.0 Writing Strategies Students write clear,coherent essays.
1.2 Create multi-paragraph expository compositions.
1.4 Use organizational features of electronic text to locate information.
1.5 Compose documents with appropriate formatting by using word-processing skills and principles of design.
1.6 Revise writing to improve the organization and consistency of ideas within and between paragraphs.

Written and Oral English Language Conventions
1.1 Sentence structure
1.2 Grammar
1.3 Punctuation
1.4 Capitalization
1.5 Spelling


  1. 1. ANCIENT EGYPT WEBSITE(visit site->ancient Egypt)

    1. How many stones were used to make the Great Pyramid

    2. How often did the Nile River flood its banks?

    3. Who was the supreme ruler of all of Egypt?

    4. When did farmers first begin settling in Egypt?

    5. What is the significance of the double crown?

    6. What is a vizier?

    7. Describe the unique apparel of a pharaoh.

    8. How were the Egyptians able to develop an advanced civilization?

    9. Name two important gods of ancient Egypt.

    10. Find the picture and then describe the Temple of Isis.

    11. Draw a picture of Ammut, Amon-Re, and Anubis.

    12. Draw a picture of what the Egyptians thought the world looked like.

    13. What did ancient Egyptians look like?

    14. What was an Egyptian family's most common pet?

    15. How many meals did the Egyptians eat each day? What time of the day did they eat?

    16. Besides fighting, what else did soldiers do in ancient Egypt?

    17. How were Egyptian homes made?

    18. What is a mastaba?

    19. What is papyrus and why was it important?

    20. What is the Sphinx?

    21. Describe how the Pyramids of Giza were built?

    22. Why did they build pyramids?

    23. Describe the process of mummification?

    24. What is the Rosetta Stone and why is it important?

    25. This internet site has a lot of online activities. Try one and tell what you did.


    1. Play the Hieroglphics Game

    2. Play the Tuthankhamon Game.


    Everyone should do the starred sections. Tables will be assigned the remaining sections.

    ***Look in the Geography Section.

    1. Egypt was divided into two types of land. What were they?

    2. Read and summarize the story.

    3. Explore the maps. What did you learn?

    4. Are you up for the challenge? What did you have to do

    ***Look in the Egyptian Life Section

    1.Click on highlighted word 'scribes'. What were their two main duties?

    2. Read and summarize the story.

    3. Explore the world of an Egyptian nobleman. What did you learn of his life from his tomb paintings?

    4.Ready for a challenge? Who won?

    Look in the Gods and Goddesses Section

    1. Why did the ancient Egyptians worship many gods?

    2. Read the story and summarize it.

    3. Explore the gods and goddesses page. Choose three to research. name them. Describe them. Draw a picture of them and then tell what kind of god they were.

    4. Try the challenge. What did you have to do to get Jane out of the museum.

    Look in the Mummification Section.

    1. What is embalming?

    2. Read and summarize the story.

    3. What are canopic jars?

    4. Try the Challenge. Describe your journey through the underworld.

    Look in the Pharoah section

    1. Each pharoah had two titles. What were the jobs for each title?

    2. Read the story and summarize it.

    3. Scroll along the picture. Click on several objects or figures in the picture and describe or draw what you see.

    4.Ready for the challenge. Match the cards with the objects. Click on how many correct at the end. How did you do?

    ***Look in the Pyramids Section

    1. Who was the Great Pyramid built for?

    2. Read the story. Answer these questions:

    a. Why were the cemetaries on the West Bank of the Nile?

    b. What is electrum?

    c. How were they able to get stones to the top of the pyramid?

    3. Explore the pyramid by clicking on different parts. Draw or describe the thing you find the most fascinating.

    4.Challenge Time!! Try estimating the height, area, and weight of the Great Pyramid.

    a. How many buses could you stack on top of each other to be the same height as the pyramid?

    b. How many buses could you park in the area the pyramid covers on the ground?

    c. How many buses weigh the same as the pyramid?

    Look in the Temples Section

    1. Why were the walls of the temples made of stone?

    2. Read the story. Answere these questions.

    a. The columns have different shapes. Why?

    b. Why do the floors slant and the ceilings get shorter as you get further into the temple?

    3. Look in the Explore Section. Draw the facade of temple.

    4. Take the challenge! How many jars of wine, ducks, and loaves of bread were left in the storehouse after the priests were paid. Write your answer in hieroglyphics.

    Check out the Time Section

    1. How long did the Egyptian civilization last?

    2. Read and summarize the story.

    3. Use the information in the Challenge section to create a timeline with 10 dates.

    4. Try the Challenge. Click on one of the objects from your timeline. Draw it. Tell what it was for and when it was made.

    Look at the Trades Section

    1.If you had been a craftsman in ancient Egypt where would you have liked to have worked.?

    2. Read the story. In Duaf's Teachings to his son, what are the five jobs that he mentions?

    3. From the Explore section, click on one of the workshop pictures. You will find a mural. You can click on an object in the mural to find out more about the object. Recreate part of the mural.

    4. Try the Challenge!! Match the tools with the tradesmen. Which tradesman would you rather be? What tools would you use?

    Look at the Writing Section

    1. Click on vocabulary words to learn more. What is the definition for papyrus?

    2. Read the story. What were the names of the three types of writing or script used by the Egyptians? Which is the simplest to write?

    3. In the Explore Section, find out about the training to become a scribe by clicking on the picture of a scribe statue. Describe a scribe's training, tools, and responsibilities.

    4. Take the Challenge!! Click on each section of hieroglyphics to read the story. Use context cues to guess the double meanings. Could you figure out the story? Summarize the story.

The Internet Resources

The Big Question

What are the three most fascinating areas of ancient Egypt?
Create an outline (or four square)and then an essay about what you have learned about ancient Egypt from this quest.

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Last revised Wed Jan 14 15:19:41 US/Pacific 2004