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Ancient Egypt
Gods and
Goddesses

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Religious beliefs are an important piece of all cultures of people.
Our religion influences the way we live.
This webquest is designed to enhance sixth grade students
understanding of how the gods and goddesses of Ancient Egypt
influence the life and culture of these people.

Essential Questions:

What is the basic belief system in Egyptian culture?

What were the roles of the gods and goddesses within Egyptian
culture?

Why is your god or goddess important to the Egyptians?

What does your god or goddess represent?

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Objectives
Students will:

read and take notes from library sources

read and take notes from internet sources

research and collect data in the form of an outline

describe their god or goddess in detail

write fluently using Microsoft Word with little or no error

make connections between the importance of animals and the


role of gods and goddesses in Egyptian society

illustrate their understanding by the creation of a well designed


project

show responsibility by meeting project deadline

show their understanding of how religion is important to


Egyptian culture

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Introduction

You are about to embark on a


journey from the Nile River Valley
into the heat of the desert, but you
must hurry. The Ancient Egyptian
gods and goddesses need your
help. People today seem to have
forgotten about them, and they
want you to take on the challenge
to teach others about their
importance. Now it is going to take
some hard work but they trust you
to complete this mission and save
them from vanishing out of history
books all over the world. Now get
to work, the clock is ticking!

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Task

Your task in this webquest is to work individually


doing research to answer these questions.

What were the roles of the gods and goddesses to


the Egyptians?
Why is your god or goddess important to the
Egyptians?
What does your god or goddess represent?

Its now up to you, stop them from vanishing!

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Step 1: Assign a god or goddess

Did you know that there were over 100 different gods
or goddesses in Ancient Egypt?
Some gods and goddesses are at a greater risk of
vanishing so I have assigned for you a specific god or
goddess to be researching.
Once you have received your research packet and
assigned god or goddess from me, you may begin
researching!

Step 2: Research
Now that you know your role in stopping the gods and
goddesses from vanishing, it is your job to find out
everything you can about your assigned god or goddess.

Click on the fact sheet below and find out what you need
to discover about your god or goddess.

Each day you will need to complete a different section of


your packet, it is label on the packet for you! Good luck!
I have found some websites that should be very helpful
in answering the questions located on the next page.

Click on the links below to help the world


remember the gods and goddesses

http://www.angelfire.com/wi/egypt/gods.html
http://www.angelfire.com/ca/pye/gods.html
http://www.neferchichi.com/godsinfo.html

Step 3: Choosing a project


Now that you have all of your research, it is time to
create a project to help people remember the gods
and goddesses of Ancient Egypt

There are three different projects that you may


choose from.
A poster with pictures and facts
Draw a picture and write a short bibliography
Write a newspaper article with pictures

Descriptions for each project are on the following


pages

Step 5: Create
Project

Poster Presentation
Use the facts and pictures of your god or
goddess to create a poster board
You must include:
5 pictures
5 facts from every section of your
research packet
The name and role of your god or
goddess

Step 5: Create
Project

Biography and Picture


Write a biography about your god or goddess and
then either draw a picture or make a collage
Paper:
12 pt font, Times New Roman, at least 1 page
Include 3 facts from each section of your research
packet
The name and role of your god or goddess
Picture:
Draw your own picture of your god or goddess
Create a collage using 6 or more pictures

Step 5: Create Project

Newspaper Article
Write a newspaper article discussing
something good or bad that your god or
goddess has done.
Your article needs to include:
3 facts from every section into your article
Pictures to go along with your article
12 pt font, Times New Roman, at least 1 page

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Conclusion
Congratulations! You have now
helped the gods and goddesses so
people all over the world will now
remember the important role they
have played in history.
Great work!

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