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Do Now – Monday, September 9 th. Inspirational History. September 9, 1776 – Congress renames the nation “United States of America”. “ Ozymandias ”. Rowmasters , please pass out the “ Ozymandias ” poem down the rows Read the poem silently In your notebooks, consider the following:

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Inspirational history
Inspirational History

  • September 9, 1776 – Congress renames the nation “United States of America”


  • Rowmasters, please pass out the “Ozymandias” poem down the rows

  • Read the poem silently

  • In your notebooks, consider the following:

  • What adjectives describe the land?

  • What adjectives describe the statue?

  • Write 1 to 2 paragraphs: Do you think the author considers Ramses II, Ozymandias, a great builder? What are his opinions of Ramses II and his monuments?

Surviving the sahara
“Surviving the Sahara…”

  • Students will be broken down into groups

  • Each group will receive a copy of the reading “Surviving the Sahara”

  • Each student will be assigned a letter in the class A – U

  • In your groups, you will read your assigned sections and:

    • 1) Create a visual representation of your reading (part or whole) on the paper provided

    • 2) In the upper right corner provide a 2 sentence summary of the dangers experienced

    • 3) In the lower right corner define any words from your section

  • As a group, each student’s assigned letter must somehow connect to their group’s (how you do so is entirely and creatively up to you)

What was the author s experience surviving the sahara
What was the author’s experience “surviving the Sahara?”

  • Each group will stand up and present their readings to the class

Venn diagram egypt kush
Venn Diagram – Egypt & Kush Sahara?”

  • Students will create a Venn Diagram in their notebooks

  • Students will work in pairs to read pages 89 to 94 and complete the Venn Diagram – identifying the main characteristics of each as well as those characteristics that are shared by both

  • An example is on the next slide

Egypt nubia kush
Egypt & Nubia (Kush) Sahara?”


Kush (Nubia)


Use pages 89 to 94 in your textbooks

Reteaching skills egyptians and nubians
Reteaching Sahara?” Skills – Egyptians and Nubians

  • Rowmasters…please silently pass out the reteaching skills sheet “Egyptians and Nubians”

  • Read pages 89 to 94, to complete the activity

Rowmasters Sahara?”

  • Please pass back the “Surviving the Sahara” handout down to the rowmasters and put back into the folders

  • Please pass back the “Ozymandias” handout and return back into the folder

Exit ticket
Exit Ticket Sahara?”

  • In what ways did the kingdom of Kush (Nubia) exhibit the traits of an advanced civilization?

    (Yes, yes I know your Exit Ticket says “…and Mali.” Focus on Kush/Nubia…relax