Ancient Civilization Lesson 4: Starting Your Research

November 28, 2009 by alicemercer · 7 Comments · assignments

Today, you will begin doing research on your topic. First, Ms. Liemthongsamout’s students will be comparing two different ancient civilizations.  If you are in Mr. Kurtzman’s class, you will be answering a question that you developed about an ancient civilization.

If you forgot what you would be researching that is here for Mr. Kurtzman’s class, and here for Ms. Liemthongsamount.

What you should do today? You will go to one of the resources you get from links I, and others, have gathered, and find a paragraph to summarize or paraphrase (that means to put it in your own words and shorten it). You will copy and paste the paragraph in the comment box below, then BELOW the paragraph, you will put what it says in your own words. You will also copy the URL (the link at the top) from the page you go to and paste that in your comment.


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  • Abiagil S. and Lisa S

    The ancient form of writing evolved into the character system that is still in use today. Traditional Chinese script includes cursive, semi-cursive, wild cursive, clerical, seal, etc. Today, mainland PR-China uses simplified Chinese script, introduced to improve literacy rate, but criticized by historians. Taiwan (Republic of China), Hong Kong, and Macau continue to use traditional script.

    The ancient Chinese formed a writing stilled used today. Traditional Chinese script includes cursive, semi-cursive, wild cursive, clerical, seal, etc. Today, mainland PR-China uses simplified Chinese script. Now, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau still continue to use the traditional script.

  • Mireya D.

    There are eighty pyramids known now from ancient Egypt. The three largest and best preserved of these were built at Giza at the beginning of the Old Kingdom. The most well-known of these pyramids was built for the pharaoh Khufu. It is known as the ‘Great Pyramid’.
    Please redo

  • See T.

    The pyramids were large stone structures built to house the bodies of the Egyptian rulers, or Pharaohs, after they died. The pyramids were built high, because it was believed to be the ruler’s staircase to heaven. Although the most famous shape is the familiar three-dimensional triangle, pyramids were built in a variety of shapes. They were all built with the help of simple machines, including pulleys, inclined planes, and levers. The inside walls of the pyramids were decorated with hieroglyphics, the picture-based writing of the Egyptians.

    The pyramids were built high because the people believed that it is the ruler’s staircase to heaven. The three- dimensional shape is a familiar triangle form to build the pyramid, but they can come in variety of shapes. All of these pyramids, were built with the help of very simple machines or tools, including pulleys, inclined planes, and levers. These tools are used to build the tall, and long lasting pyramids that are still here today.

  • sandra

    The Egyptians lived along the River Nile, the “fertile river” in north eastern Africa. This river flows from the central part of Africa. The Nile’s water flows north, until it empties into the Mediterranean Sea. At the northern most part of the Nile, the Nile forms a delta. The delta of a river is formed at the river’s mouth, where it leaves behind dirt and other sediment. At the delta a river often branches out into a wider, triangular sh

    Some Egyptians lived along the river Nile , the fertile river in north eastern Africa . this river flows from the central from the niles river and the niles water flows north . until it emties the north river and it leaves behind dirt at the delta river.

  • grecia

    Mexico and India are same in different ways like the both grow crops, both have a language of there own and the other thin is that they both have there own typ of people

  • steven

    There were two types of buildings that the ancient Egyptians lived in. One was called the worker’s home. The other was the town house, which was for wealthier people. Both types of houses were built from bricks. Stone was only used for building permanent structures, such as the Pyramids. The bricks were made from a mixture of mud, pebbles, and straw. The builders would pour the mixture into wooden frames and leave it in the sun to dry and harden. Buildings made from such bricks eventually crumbled, and new buildings were constructed right on top of the ruins. This led to the formation of tells or hills. Houses were often built along the Nile River, but they had to be high to avoid flooding.

    they are telling about what the building.And what the they look like .How they have to keep it up and away form the flooding.

  • AndreM.

    The Egyptians ate many different kinds of bread. The dough was made from grain, yeast, eggs, butter, salt, milk, and spices. In early times, it was cooked over an open fire. Later, pre-heated stone slabs were used. The bread was usually flat and round, but it might be shaped in rolls for special occasions. It could be plain or filled with beans, vegetables, or other ingredients. If sweet bread was desired, it would be flavoured with honey, fruit, or dates. Honey was the main sweetener for the Egyptians, because they had not discovered sugar. They also believed that honey had healing properties.

    The paragraph is talking about what the Egyptians eat.Saying that they eat bread and that the dough is made of grain,yeast,eggs,butter,salt,milk,and spices.Honey was the main sweetener for the Egyptians.

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