Egyptian Holidays
What ancient sites were centers of culture and power?
Ancient Egypt is the place to go, but what cities or points of interest are best. You and your travel agency will be experts on one of the cities or places in Ancient Egypt and prepare a travel poster about that site.

One of your travel agents from your agency will showcase your creative presentation at the History Expo Night on January 27, 2011. Your agency needs to convince the audience that your Egyptian site is the best place to go on a holiday.

Project Components
  1. Design a 3-panel poster that contains information about your site. 
  2. Choose a role in your group to support the development of your poster.
  3. Follow the specific guidelines on the poster requirement checklist.

Class Materials
  1. 3-panel poster
  2. Group roles sheet and Poster Checklist
  3. Netbooks and the Internet
  4. Colored pencils / markers / rulers
  5. A creative mind!!!

California Content Standards
History and Social Science
Grade Six World History and Geography: Ancient Civilizations
HSS.6.2 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the early civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Kush.
HSS.6.2.1. Locate and describe the major river systems and discuss the physical settings that supported permanent settlement and early civilizations.
HSS.6.2.2. Trace the development of agricultural techniques that permitted the production of economic surplus and the emergence of cities as centers of culture and power.
HSS.6.2.6. Describe the role of Egyptian trade in the eastern Mediterranean and Nile valley.

NETS-S (National Educational Technology Standards for Students)
II Communication and Collaboration
D. contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems.
IV Critical Thinking, Problem-Solving & Decision-Making
B. plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project.

Common Core Standards
English Language Arts
Writing
Grade 6
Production and Distribution of Writing
ELA-W.6.6. Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of three pages in a single sitting.
Research to Build and Present Knowledge
ELA-W.6.9. Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.