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Eyptian Research (6th grade SS): Step Two: Make It Clear

After researching a topic on Egypt, students will use a digital storytelling tool to share with other students.

Step Two:

Using Google Drive, create a 12 slide presentation in Google Slides. The first slide is a title slide. The next 10 slides are for each one of your facts. Type a fact on each slide BEFORE finding any pictures. The last slide will be where you cite where you borrowed the picture.

 

Rubric

 

 

Points

possible

Points earned

Title page

(The first page of the book should include your FIRST name only, teacher’s name, hour, 1 picture and provided title

5

 

10 pages

(Each page should contain a paraphrased, important fact and 1 picture.)

20 (2 points per page)

 

Organization (Sentences are organized in an order that helps the reader understand the topic and are well, written sentences with good sentence fluency.)

10

 

Appearance (font easy to read, pictures are appropriately sized)

5

 

Spelling and punctuation

(1 point will be deducted for every 3 errors)

5

 

Picture Citation

(The last page in the book should provide a list of your picture citations/websites)

5

 

TOTAL

50

 

50-45 = A     44-40 = B     39-35 = C     34-30 = D     39-0 = F

Sample Sentences.

EXAMPLE OF TYPED NOTES

Take your bulleted notes and write 10 complete sentences about your topic. Type your name and hour in the header. Your sentences should be in the order that they will be used in your book.

 

The Egyptians wanted to preserve the deceased bodies so they made mummies to increase the chance the corpse would last forever.

Bacteria and chemicals cause a body to decay leaving only a skeleton.

The Egyptians discovered that placing a body in the desert prevented the corpse from decaying because bacteria could not survive without moisture.

Egyptians believed that a person’s body could later join its spirit in the afterlife.

The Egyptians created a mummy by removing all organs from a corpse except the heart. The heart was considered to be like a soul.

Next the organs were dried in canopic jars.

To remove the brain, an iron rod was inserted through the nose and the brain pulled out.

The body was dried using natron which is a combination of salt and a substance similar to baking soda.

To make the corpse look better, it was stuffed so it would keep the shape of a human.

The entire corpse was covered with resin and wrapped in linen strips so it would not fall apart.