Egyptian Civilization WebQuest Directions



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Egyptian Civilization WebQuest

Directions: This packet will guide you STEP by STEP on how to complete this web activity. Make sure you follow each step EXACTLY as it is listed below on the instructions. If you have questions, get stuck, or are confused, PLEASE raise your hand and Ms. Walker or Mrs. Womack will be around to help you.

Step One:


Step Two: Begin Section One – Egyptian Life

  • Click on “Egyptian Life” on the left side of the screen. When that screen loads with text, read the information and answer these questions:

    • What did daily life in Egypt revolve around?



    • What enriched the soil?



    • What work did most ancient Egyptians do?



  • After reading the text and answering the questions, click on “Story” at the bottom of the page. When the screen loads, you will need to read about the daily life of a typical Nobleman’s Family and a typical Farmer’s Family in ancient Egypt.

    • What are three major differences you see in a farmer’s day and a nobleman’s day?












  • Click on “Ancient Egypt” in the top, left-hand corner of the screen to return to the menu.



Step Three: Begin Section Two – Geography

  • Click on “Geography” on the left side of the screen. When the screen loads, read the information about Egyptian geography. Then answer this question:

    • Explain why Egypt had two nicknames: “the red land” and “the black land.”



  • Click on “Explore” at the bottom of the screen. When the page loads, use the drop-down menu to select “Geographical Features.” When the map loads, you will need to click on the dots and other items on the map to complete this map key:

      • Blue Dots :



      • Maroon Dots:



      • Palm Trees:



      • Yellow Areas:



      • When you read about “mines”, which two materials were used to make the necklace in the pop-up window?


  • Use the drop-down menu at the top of the screen to select “Natural Resources.” Study the map when it loads, then answer this question:

    • What were some of the resources found in ancient Egypt? List 10 on them on this paper:



  • Click on “Ancient Egypt” in the top, left-hand corner of the screen to return to the menu.

Step Four: Begin Section Three – Gods & Goddesses

  • Click on “Gods & Goddesses” on the left side of the screen. When the screen loads, read the information about Egyptian religion. Click on “Explore” at the bottom of the screen. When the screen loads, you will need to click on the image of the gods and goddesses listed below and a pop-up window will appear with information. For each deity, you will need to write a brief description of what role they played in Egyptian religion (e.g. Hapy: The god of inundation, or flooding of the Nile).

      • Amun:



      • Anubis:


      • Isis:


      • Bastet:


      • Hathor:


      • Horus:


      • Osiris:


      • Ra:


      • Thoth:


      • Ma’at:



  • Click on “Ancient Egypt” in the top, left-hand corner of the screen to return to the menu.

Step Five: Begin Section Four – Mummification

  • Click on “Mummification” on the left side of the screen. When the page loads, read about the mummification process and how it came to be a part of Egyptian life. Click on “story” at the bottom of the screen. When the page loads, you will need to click on “embalming” to answer the questions below. Once you have started reading about “embalming”, read each page that loads very carefully then click on “Next…” when you have finished that page.

      • Where was the body taken first to purify it?



      • What chemical was used to dry-out or preserve the organs?



      • How many days did the body stay packed in chemicals before it is washed again?



      • Which organs were protected by the following canopic jars?

        • Imesty




        • Hapy




        • Qebehsenuef




  • After finishing your “Embalming” readings, you need to click on “Home Page” to return to the mummification home page. When the main mummification page loads, click on “Challenge” at the bottom of the screen. Read the page that loads and then click on “Next ” in the large box at the bottom of the page to play the “Journey through the Underworld Game.”

    • Once the game starts, follow the prompts to journey through the Underworld. Play the game as many times as it takes for you to successfully make it to the end.

      • Which spells did you choose that helped you win the game?

        • Spell #1:



        • Spell #2:



        • Spell #3:



  • Click on “Ancient Egypt” in the top, left-hand corner of the screen to return to the menu.

Step Six: Begin Section Five – Pharaoh

  • Click on “Pharaoh” on the left side of the screen. When the page loads, read the information about Pharaoh: Lord of the Two Lands and answer the following questions.

    • What were three things a pharaoh did as “Lord of the Two Lands”?













    • What were two things a pharaoh did as “High Priest of Every Temple”?









    • What did conquered peoples have to offer pharaoh?



  • Click on “Explore” at the bottom of the screen. When the page loads, look very closely at the Beit el-Wali Cast. Click around on the image to find the following items and give a brief description of them:

      • Ostrich feather fans:




      • Ramesses II:




      • Nubians:




      • Horses:




      • Oxen:




      • Giraffes:




      • Vizier:




      • Amenemope:




  • Click on “Ancient Egypt” in the top, left-hand corner of the screen to return to the menu.

Step Seven: Begin Section Six – Writing

  • Click on “Writing” on the left side of the screen. When the page loads, read the information about the Egyptian writing system and answer the following questions:

      • What was the most famous writing system in Egypt?


      • Why did the Egyptians develop a writing system to begin with?


      • What material was used to keep records?


  • Click on “Story” and read about The Old Master Scribe and answer these questions:

      • What did the god Thoth bring to the land?



      • What three different scripts does the Master describe to the boy?
















      • What position was the boy offered once he finished scribe school?



      • Why do you think being a scribe was such an honored position?



  • Click on “Ancient Egypt” in the top, left-hand corner of the screen to return to the menu.


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