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How did ancient Egyptians use clay and pottery?

Find some information and examples of how ancient Egyptians used clay and pottery. (Make sure they are school appropriate.)


COVER PAGE

Make a cover page that has a picture of an ancient Egyptian clay or pottery artifact on it. You can find the picture on the Internet and copy and paste it.

A little ways under the picture type a title that says: “Ancient Egyptian Clay and Pottery”.

A little ways under the title type your name.

Center everything on the page so it looks nice.

Save your document.

PAGE 1 -- Information about ancient Egyptians and their pottery.

Add another page to your document.

Type a paragraph (at least 5 complete sentences) that tells:

(The more descriptive the better. Good communication skills count.)

Here are some links to help you, if you want to try them…

An ancient Egypt Timeline
Another ancient Egypt Timeline
And another ancient Egypt Timeline
Ancient Egypt from the British Museum The Ancient Egypt Site
Life in Ancient Egypt from Carnegie Museums

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Type another paragraph (at least 5 complete sentences) about ancient Egyptian pottery. Include:

(The more descriptive the better. Good communication skills count.)

Here are some links to help you, if you want to try them…

Ancient Egyptian Pottery
The Pottery of Ancient Egypt
Ancient Inventions: Potter’s Wheel
Daily Life in Ancient Egypt
Canopic Jars
Canopic Jars, Encyclopedia Britannica

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PAGE 2 -- Khnum

Add page 2 to your document.

Copy and paste a picture of the Egyptian god Khnum sitting at a pottery wheel.

Under the picture, tell

  1. the name of the ancient Egyptian god in the picture;
  2. why he is sitting at a pottery wheel (…what Egyptians believed he made on a pottery wheel…);
  3. the web site address of where you found it

Here are some links to help you, if you want to try them…

Ancient Egyptian Pottery
Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses
Egyptian God-Khnum

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PAGE 3 -- A pottery sample

Add page 3 to your document.

Copy and paste a picture of ancient Egyptian clay or pottery to that new page.

Under that picture type

  1. when the piece was made (the date or the dynasty or time period)
  2. one more fact about it (where it was found, or who it belonged to, or what it was used for, etc.)
  3. the web site address of where you found it

Here are some links to help you, if you want to try them…

Trocadero Antiques Egyptian Pottery
Ancient Egyptian Art
Egypt: Funerary Cones
Absolute Egyptology
Daily Life in Ancient Egypt

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PAGE 4 -- Another pottery sample

Add page 4 to your document.

Copy and paste a picture of ancient Egyptian clay or pottery to that new page.

Under that picture type

  1. when the piece was made (the date or the dynasty or time period)
  2. one more fact about it (where it was found, or who it belonged to, or what it was used for, etc.)
  3. the web site address of where you found it

Here are some links to help you, if you want to try them…

Trocadero Antiques Egyptian Pottery
Ancient Egyptian Art
Egypt: Funerary Cones
Absolute Egyptology
Daily Life in Ancient Egypt

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PAGE 5 -- Another pottery sample

Add page 5 to your document.

Copy and paste a picture of ancient Egyptian clay or pottery to that new page.

Under that picture type

  1. when the piece was made (the date or the dynasty or time period)
  2. one more fact about it (where it was found, or who it belonged to, or what it was used for, etc.)
  3. the web site address of where you found it

Here are some links to help you, if you want to try them…

Trocadero Antiques Egyptian Pottery
Ancient Egyptian Art
Egypt: Funerary Cones
Absolute Egyptology
Daily Life in Ancient Egypt

!…Save your document…!

PAGE 6 -- Another pottery sample

Add page 6 to your document.

Copy and paste a picture of ancient Egyptian clay or pottery to that new page.

Under that picture type

  1. when the piece was made (the date or the dynasty or time period)
  2. one more fact about it (where it was found, or who it belonged to, or what it was used for, etc.)
  3. the web site address of where you found it

Here are some links to help you, if you want to try them…

Trocadero Antiques Egyptian Pottery
Ancient Egyptian Art
Egypt: Funerary Cones
Absolute Egyptology
Daily Life in Ancient Egypt

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THE FINISH -- Finishing the paper.

Print in black & white and assemble your paper in this order:

  1. cover page
  2. page about ancient Egypt and it’s pottery
  3. the five pages with pottery examples

Staple them together at the top left corner. Turn it in to the "Finished Box".

THE END !!!