Calendar

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    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.


    Why did the Egyptians create the calendar? [C1]

    How did they keep track of the time during the day? [C1]


    How did they keep track of the time at night? [C1]


    How did that clock work and what did it look like? [C1/C4]


    How many days were in the ancient Egyptian calendar (from “What was happening in this story?) [C1]


    What did they use the extra days for? [C1]


    What was wrong about their calendar? [C1]


    How many seasons were in their calendar and what were they called? [C2]


    How many months were in their calendar? [C2]


    List one way our calendar is similar to the ancient Egyptian one. [C3]


    List one way our calendar is different from the ancient Egyptian one. [C3]


    When was the Ancient Egyptian Period? [C5]





    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)?