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Building the Pyramids of Ancient Egypt - lesson

Self-paced literacy lesson focussed on ancient Egyptian society

"In this self-paced literacy lesson, students learn how historians think the pyramids were built and why they were built—as doorways to the afterlife for the pharaohs. Students develop their literacy skills as they explore a social studies focus on ancient Egyptian society and how those at the top organized the rest of the population in order to build these amazing structures. During this process, they read informational text, learn and practice vocabulary words, and explore content through videos and interactive activities. When they are finished, students select and complete a writing assignment offline.

Note: There is Teacher's Guide (PDF) for essential background information and suggestions for ways to support the lesson.

The lessons can be completed without creating an account - students won't be able to save work in the lesson, but can still access the materials.