Architecture

  • Resources:
    ResourceCitation
    B1 Explore the Pyramids (click on parts of the pyramid)
    B2 A Story of the Pyramids
    B3 Step Pyramid of Saqqara- click on the link in the right hand column
    B4 Pyramids of Giza- click on the link in the right hand column
    B5 Egyptian Surveying Tools  
    B6 Timeline of Ancient Egypt 



    Content Questions: 

    Answer these questions based on your reading and research. The numbers and letters in the brackets after each question will help you identify in which resource the answer can be found.


    What material was used to build the pyramids? [B1]

    Why did nobles often have tombs near a pyramid? [B1]

    Compare a queen’s pyramid to a pharoah’s? [B1]

    What is a quarry? [B2]

    Who were the workers who built the pyramids? [B2]

    How did workers get the huge blocks of stone up onto the pyramid?[B2]

    How were rulers buried before the pyramids? [B3]

    Why were Step Pyramids called step pyramids? [B3]

    How tall was the Step Pyramid of Saqqara? [B3]

    How was the Pyramid at Giza different from the Step Pyramids? [B4]

    How long did it take to build the Pyramid at Giza? [B4]

    What often happened to the pyramids because they “stood out in the landscape”? [B4]

    Name 3 pyramids. [B4]

    How did Egyptians measure the length of things? [B5]

    How did Egyptians make sure their pyramids were level (flat)? [B5]

    What is a “plumb bob”? [B5]

    What else was the plumb bob used for, besides building? [B5]

    When was the Ancient Egyptian Period? [B6]





    Guiding Questions: 

    Answer these questions based on your reading and research. Identify a possible "turning point" (transformational event/key idea/invention that changed the course of history) and fully answer the questions below. Write your items in the blank row directly below each question.


    What was the innovation? ("key idea", "turning point", "transformational event")

    Who was involved?

    When was the time period?

    Where did this innovation occur?

    What was life like before the innovation (you may have to infer this)?

    *Can you identify a specific cause for this innovation? (bonus question)

    How did life or culture change after the innovation?

    Why could this be considered a turning point (go back to your definition of Turning Point)?