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Its Ancient Egypt Day!

04 Apr

As one of our activities today we will be doing a WebQuest about the River Nile.  Use the comments on this blog to add tips for you fellow questers, as well as other possible locations for information.  In addition you can add the questions you might ask the expert in the challenge.

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Posted by on April 4, 2011 in Learning Journey

 

36 responses to “Its Ancient Egypt Day!

  1. cp/tc

    April 5, 2011 at 8:15 am

    Task 1: Why the nile was inportant?
    The nile gave food and water aswell as transport.

     
    • IG BDG

      April 5, 2011 at 9:37 am

      What food did it provide and what transport would they have used?

       
  2. KB ES

    April 5, 2011 at 8:18 am

    They used the Nile to get drinking water.
    Ancient Egyptians used the Nile to transport stones on boats to make Pyramids.

     
    • IG BDG

      April 5, 2011 at 9:40 am

      Where did they get the stones from?

       
  3. mk, tj

    April 5, 2011 at 8:18 am

    An oasis is an area of land in the middle of a desert with a natural water source. Some of the oases in ancient Egypt were large enough so that people could settle there and grow fruit and grain. One oasis was actually the site of a vineyard which produced wine for the pharaoh

     
  4. St Bc

    April 5, 2011 at 8:19 am

    Task 1

    The ‘red land’ was the barren desert that protected Egypt on two sides.The ‘black land’ was the fertile land on the banks of the Nile.

    The ancient Egyptians used the soil that gets flooded by the river nile, they use this land for growing their crops. 🙂 🙂 🙂

     
  5. BK LC

    April 5, 2011 at 8:20 am

    we know the river nile is inportant beacause.
    it provides the egyptians with food, water and it helps them trade things and travel long distance.

     
  6. KSEW

    April 5, 2011 at 8:20 am

    The ancient Egyptians used this land for growing their crops. This was the only land in ancient Egypt that could be farmed because a layer of rich, black silt was deposited there every year after the Nile flooded. 🙂

     
  7. mk, tj

    April 5, 2011 at 8:20 am

    The mines of the eastern desert produced important natural resources like gold and semi-precious stones.

    The ancient Egyptians used these materials to make jewellery and special objects for the pharaoh and his family, members of the nobility, and temples.

     
  8. KSEW

    April 5, 2011 at 8:21 am

    The ‘red land’ was the barren desert that protected Egypt on two sides. These deserts separated ancient Egypt from neighbouring countries and invading armies. They also provided the ancient Egyptians with a source for precious metals and semi-precious stones.

     
  9. MW SB

    April 5, 2011 at 8:22 am

    To get their drinking water. Transported stone from the quarries by boat for the building of the pyramids.
    An area called the black land provided rich fertile soil for the growing of crops.

     
  10. LH JH

    April 5, 2011 at 8:23 am

    What transport is the family using? why? a boat and we think they use a boat because they can travel quicker.

     
  11. LL SH

    April 5, 2011 at 8:24 am

    An oasis is an area of land in the middle of a desert with a natural water source. Some of the oases in ancient Egypt were large enough so that people could settle there and grow fruit and grain. One oasis was actually the site of a vineyard which produced wine for the pharaoh

     
  12. LL SH

    April 5, 2011 at 8:29 am

    The ancient Egyptians quarried many different types of stone. Limestone, sandstone and granite were some of the most common stones used in making statues, and building temples and pyramids.

     
    • mrcobbsclass

      April 5, 2011 at 9:31 am

      But how do they get the stone to the sites of the Pyramids?

       
      • LL SH

        April 5, 2011 at 9:40 am

        they transported by boat because it would make it easier to take the stones on water and it would be harder on land 🙂

         
      • mrcobbsclass

        April 5, 2011 at 9:41 am

        Does this mean that all the Pyramids were near to water? Can you prove this?

         
  13. cp/tc

    April 5, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Task2: Look for clues.
    1.Raft or a boat, they use it to get across the nile.
    2. Fish, which they eat.
    3. Papyrus. They used it to make paper.
    4. They are hunting. But how does it tell us about the nile?
    5. The mud came from the bottom of the Nile
    6. The Egyptians liked the nile because it gave them food and drink.

     
  14. LH JH

    April 5, 2011 at 8:30 am

    What is in the water? What could Egyptian person do with it? Fishes are in the water and they could neat it.

     
  15. St Bc

    April 5, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Task 2

    Weed is growing out of the water, there are fish in the water and he could catch them and eat them. They are on a small wooden boat, the nile will give them supplys of food and drink in the after life. The mud comes from the banks of the nile, catching the birds.

     
  16. KB ES

    April 5, 2011 at 9:31 am

    Boat. Because thats the only transport they have on water.
    Fish. Because they can eat them.
    Papyrus.They could use it for making paper
    Killing them, Because they can eat them.
    The mud came from the side of the river Nile.
    Very important people sailed up and down the Nileand the Ancient Egyptians thought very stongly about the Nile.

     
  17. KSEW

    April 5, 2011 at 9:31 am

    What transport is the family useing and why?

    We think that they are useing a boat because they can carry bricks down the nile much more easily.

     
  18. mk, tj

    April 5, 2011 at 9:33 am

    1.boat,for getting across water.
    2.fish,to eat.
    3.reeds, to dock on.
    4.catching birds,to eat,no.
    5.from the nile.
    6.because the nile was such a big part in eyptian life and they felt strongly about it.

     
    • mrcobbsclass

      April 5, 2011 at 9:35 am

      are these answers to what Nebamun’s tomb tells us?

       
  19. IG BDG

    April 5, 2011 at 9:34 am

    We think that Nebamun is important because he has a neck band which only pharaohs can have.
    He also has a very posh/rich wife and child.

    Take a close look at the picture, what type of plant is growing in the water? What is it used for?

     
  20. KSEW

    April 5, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Task 2

    2. They’re hunting fish to sell or eat them.

     
  21. LL SH

    April 5, 2011 at 9:37 am

    The Nile river was the centre of life in ancient Egypt. It provided the ancient Egyptians with food and water as well as a way to transport goods and people across long distances.

    Every year, the combination of melting snow and heavy rains in the southern mountains increased the amount of water being channelled into the Nile. This extra water made the Nile overflow and flood its banks.

    The flood waters covered the fertile land where the ancient Egyptians grew crops, making farming impossible. But within a few months, the flood waters would recede, leaving the fields ready for ploughing and planting again.

     
  22. St Bc

    April 5, 2011 at 9:38 am

    Sobak was the nile god and he protected the king. Because he protected the king and was the nile god they thought the nile was about the king. What do you think?

     
    • mrcobbsclass

      April 5, 2011 at 9:38 am

      How do you know this? What evidence do you have?

       
  23. cp/tc

    April 5, 2011 at 9:39 am

    Task 3: Objects
    Sobek was the god of the nile. He had a head of a crocodile.

     
  24. BK LC

    April 5, 2011 at 9:39 am

    task 2
    1. They use the boat to travel up and down the river nile, that allows them to hunt.
    2.Fish are in the water, so the Egyptians can hunt the fish and eat them.
    3.reeds are for making objects for trading and for tying the boat together ( like nails)
    4. they hunt the birds to eat them, it tells us there are lots of birds in the nile.
    5. the mud for the painting, proubley comes from the nile.
    6. it tells us that they reallt treaused the river nile.

    Why are birds in the river nile?
    please replay an anwser asap

     
  25. KB ES

    April 5, 2011 at 9:42 am

    Task 3

    The Nile was importat to the Ancient Egyptians because some of the Ancient Egyptian Gods got worshiped by the Nile.

     
  26. LH JH

    April 5, 2011 at 9:42 am

    What is growing in the water? Marshes. In the marshes they hunted birds.

     
  27. MW SB

    April 5, 2011 at 9:42 am

    1. The family are using a boat because they can get to places quicker.
    2. We think fish is in water, they can eat it.
    3. Rushes, is it used to stop the boat?
    4. They are killing the birds for food, this tells us that the river nile is a good place for food.
    5. We think the mud came from the bottom of the nile.
    6. We think Nebanum wanted to include the nile in his painting because it was a main part of his life. It tells us that the nile is important.

     
  28. St Bc

    April 5, 2011 at 9:43 am

    we got the infomation from the gods and godesses part of the ancient egypt website

     
  29. KSEW

    April 5, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Task 2

    3. Papyrs is growing out of the water Egytians use to make things

     

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