This The Egyptian Pharaohs: Wise Investors or Wasteful Spenders? unit also includes:
How should a government invest its surpluses? Using the ancient Egyptians as a case study, learners consider whether the pyramids were an example of wasteful spending or a good use of resources. Activities include worksheets that allow individuals to build their arguments and counterarguments before engaging in a class debate and writing persuasive essays.
- Use activities to prepare pupils to write argumentative essays on the Egyptian pyramids
- Engage class members in a debate on how the Egyptians should have spent their surpluses
- Resource is second in the six-part series Ancient Civilizations of Egypt, Greece, and Rome
- Activities are easy to adapt to a variety of classroom lesson plans
- Extension activities for ELA, math, and science allow for interdisciplinary instruction