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  1. Egyptian architecture World History Mrs. Sanchez 11/13/13

  2. Egyptian architecture • Standard H-SS 6.2.5 • I will be able to describe the importance of Egyptian architecture when taking Cornell notes. • I will know and use the words architecture and pyramids.

  3. Architecture • The art or practice of designing and constructing buildings. • There is architecture everywhere!

  4. Architecture in Los Angeles, California Buildings in downtown City Hall Dodgers stadium Homes

  5. Egyptian architecture Temples for their gods • Most important types of building were temples for their gods and tombs for their pharaohs.

  6. Ancient Egyptian Obelisks • Obelisks were important in the architecture of the ancient Egyptians/ They were placed, in pairs, at the entrance of temples. • A number of ancient Egyptian obelisks are known to have survived, • These obelisks are now dispersed around the world, and fewer than half of them remain in Egypt. • The obelisk symbolized the sun god Ra, and the Egyptians believedthat the god existed within the structure.

  7. Tombs for pharaohs • The first type of tombs were called Mastaba tombs.

  8. Pyramids • Step pyramids were then designed as tombs for pharaohs. • They believed that they would be a stairway to the gods.

  9. Think-Pair-Share • Why would pharaohs choose pyramids over Mustaba tombs?

  10. Pyramids- A lasting achievement • The pyramids of Giza- Built by and for King Khufu, his son Khafre, and his grandson Menkaure. The tallest pyramid is the Great pyramid for Khufu. • The great sphinx guards the road to Khafre’s pyramid.

  11. Achievements of Ancient Egypt • Standard H-SS 6.2.5 and 6.2.9 • C.O. I will be able to describe the important achievements of the Egyptian civilization after completing my Cornell notes. • L.O.: I will know and use the words hieroglyphs, sculptures, anatomy, and papyrus when discussing with my peers.

  12. Essential question • What are the important contributions that the Egyptians made?

  13. Achievements in Ancient Egypt

  14. Statute of Amon-Re or Ra The Sun god Abu Simbel Ramses the Great had this temple built

  15. Paintings

  16. Ready for a challenge?! • Independently and quietly… • Write down as many vocabulary words you can think of, do not shout out any words.

  17. Think - Pair - Share • Share your vocabulary words with your partner. • What can you say about the painting using your vocabulary words?

  18. The Egyptians made progress in what they knew. Advances in knowledge

  19. Measuring time

  20. Think - Pair - Share How is our calendar similar?

  21. Hieroglyphs

  22. Let’s learn about hieroglyphs

  23. Lets be scribes! Directions: You are to make a cartouche (car-toosh) using hieroglyphs. You will write your first name OR last name. You can choose to write it vertically (north/south) or horizontally (east/west) Please be neat!

  24. Who can explain to the class what we will be doing?

  25. Any questions?

  26. You will write your first name OR last name. You can choose to write it vertically (north/south) or horizontally (east/west)