Writing

  • Resources:
    ResourceCitation
    W1 Introduction
    W2 Full Alphabet
    W3 Writing
    W4 Rosetta Stone- click the link near the bottom
    W5 How Stuff Works- invention #9
    W6 Egyptian Papyrus 
    W7 BBC Rosetta Stone- look at the "Fun Facts"
    W8 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 is ancient Egyptian writing called? [W1]

    When was ancient Egyptian writing developed? [W1]


    How did the Rosetta Stone allow scientists to understand hieroglyphics? [W1]

    What was written on the Rosetta Stone? [W4]

    Describe hieroglyphics. [W2]

    Name two purposes writing was used for? [W3]

    What is papyrus? [W3]

    How are hieroglyphics better than pictographs?[W5]

    How was paper made from papyrus? [W6]

    What did people write hieroglyphics on before papyrus and why was papyrus better? [W6]

    Which way are hieroglyphics read (top to bottom, left to right, right to left)? [W7]

    When was the Ancient Egyptian Period? [W8]





    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)?