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Model Boat: A Trip Down the Nile Research, write, and illustrate group reports that acknowledge the cultural importance of selected towns, monuments, and sights along the Nile River.
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Mummy Case: Prayers for Paankhenamun Find out about key attributes, characteristics, and roles of ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses by writing and presenting aloud a letter or poem asking them to welcome and Egyptian to the afterlife.
Amenemhet: A Day in the Life of Amenemhet and Hemet Summarize everyday life in ancient Egypt by writing about a typical day in the life of an Egyptian man or woman.


Alexander Coin: Count Your Pennies Analyze and compare imagery and symbolism in ancient Greek and contemporary U.S. coins.
Cycladic Figure:Women in Ancient Greece Interpret the myth of Arachne and its depiction of women’s activities and valued traits.
Amphora: Explaining a Legend Describe modern—day legends and compare them to ancient legends.


Mosaic Floor: Animals in Ancient Rome Explore the role of animals in ancient Rome through the interpretation of a fictional account.
Fallen Warrior: The Iliad Explore ancient warfare through a dramatic reading of select portions of The Iliad.
Hadrian: Vocabulary of Ancient Rome Define ancient Roman vocabulary using the dictionary writing sentences.
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