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  • History Study Guide Chapter 7

    Chapter 7 Study Guide



    l Memphis

    l Mount Sinai

    l Lower Egypt

    l Upper Egypt

    l Thebes

    l Sinai Peninsula

    l Nile River



    l Which two landforms give Egypt special protection and how?

    l Describe each of the Egyptian seasons.



    l Know the definitions of each of these:

    n Delta- deposits of land at the mouth of a river

    n Papyrus-world’s 1st paper-like material

    n Pharaoh-Egyptian king

    n Cataracts- rock bed piled high in rivers creating waterfalls

    n Vizier- 2nd in command to Egyptian king

    n Palette- place where paint is kept while painting

    n Rosetta Stone- key to unlocking hieroglyphs-- phrase written in 3 languages

    n Famine- time of serious shortage of food

    n Hieroglyphics- ancient Egyptian writing using pictures

    n Obelisk- tall, pointed pillar representing the sun god, Ra

    n Mummy- body that is wrapped and preserved

    n Sphinx- head of a man and body, legs, and paws of a lion

    n Shadoof- Egyptian irrigation system

    n Kilimanjaro- highest mountain in Africa

    n Mountain- landform rising higher than a hill

    n Nile- world’s longest river

    n Plain- flat or level area of land

    n Plateau- highland plain

    n Sahara- world’s largest desert

    n Valley- low land between hills and mountains

    l What is the ‘Gift of the Nile’? Egypt

    l The desert that covers most of Egypt? Sahara

    l The secretary to the ruler in a court? scribe

    l The king who united Upper and Lower Egypt? Menes

    l Large stone structure built as a tomb for King Khufu? Great Pyramid

    l First pharaoh? Akhenaton

    l Only woman pharaoh? Hatshepsut

    l Bible character who became a vizier? Joseph

    l Most famous pharaoh tomb? Tutankhamen

    l Reasons Egypt declined in power? No iron (weaker weapons) & infighting

    l Area near Thebes where tombs of many pharaohs have been found? Valley of the Kings

    l Second largest continent? Africa

  • Ice Day February 8

    Spelling: Have a parent give you the spelling test. Do your best!


    Handwriting: page 95


    Jump In: Skill 7 pages 78-80. Start taking notes for your research paper (you will have other opportunities to work on this).


    Grammar: pages 133-134


    Red Fern: Read chapter 15 and work on your glossary


    Science: work on your science project. Try and finish up your notes so that we can work on the brochures next week. Don’t forget your science in the news.


    History: Test will be Monday. Continue to study. I am also posting the study guide with answers on the blog that you can use.


    Math: pages 127-128

  • Ice Day February 6-7

    Spelling: Study your words well, because Friday will be the only test. Complete the dice worksheet with the OW list.


    Handwriting: pages 93-94


    Jump In: Find at least four sources for your research paper topic and write the following information on a piece of paper about each source (as in use only one piece of paper to write this information for all sources): title of article; title of book/publication; author’s name; city of publication; publishing company; publishing date; page numbers your information is on; website address (the whole url). You  won’t be able to find all of this information on each source, just write what you can find.


    Grammar: Take the test. Follow the guidelines listed on the How to Administer a Test sheet.


    Red Fern: Read Chapter 14 and answer the questions. Don’t forget to watch out for glossary words.


    Science: complete the worksheets in the packet. Work on your project.


    History: Take the quiz. Study for the test. If you have any questions about the study guide, contact me. If you aren’t sure of your answers, contact me. I want you to be studying the correct information!


    Math: pages 125-126. It is renaming fractions. If you need any help, contact me.

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