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Grade 8 Second Quarter Lesson 2

Grade 8 Second Quarter Lesson 2

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    • English Grade 8 Quarter 2. Lesson 2 Marco D. Meduranda
    •  The family was the centre of ancient Egyptian life. People did not live very long, so they usually married young and tried to have plenty of children to live after them. When a boy became an adult, he left his parents’ house and created a new home. Girls usually lived with their parents until they married. In the highest levels of society, marriages were often arranged for political reasons.  The Egyptian families were very large. There was the father, the mother, the children but also grandparents, unmarried aunts and sisters and, in rich homes, there were servants or slaves. They all counted as members of the family.  Egyptians had great respect for their elders and sometimes kept small figures of dead ancestors in the house. The whole family shared one living and sleeping room, except in big houses. The man of the house supported his family and worked outside the home. Women also worked but their first duty was to have babies and look after the house. Children usually stayed at home but they were often cared by nurses or nannies. Boys went to school or work as soon as they
    • C. Answer if these questions are True or False. 1) The family was not very important in Egyptian society. 2) They only had one child. 3) The Egyptian families had a lot of members. 4) Servants and slaves were considered part of the family. 5) Each member of the family had a room to sleep. 6) In Ancient Egyptian society women did not work.
    • D. PAIRWORK: Find the differences between today and the Ancient Egyptian life. Write down the sentences from the text on the grid below. Look at the example: Ancient Egyptian Life People Today People did not live very long, so they usually married young. People live very long and they marry late.
    • VOCABULARY. Identify the meaning of the underlined words based on the use in the sentence. 1. The civilization of Ancient Egypt dates back to around 3000BC. 2. Many different dynasties ruled the country over almost 3000 years. 3. Egyptian burial practices reveal information about religious beliefs, including the belief of an afterlife. 4. Pyramids are some of the most well-known structures. 5. The design, labour and construction involved with a project of size has baffled people trying to understand the pyramids. a. confuse, puzzle b. advancement, culture c. edifice, building d. existence after death e. line of hereditary rulers f. frustrate
    • 1. Copy the following statements. As you read the next text, verify if the sentences true or false? Write "T" for true and "F" for false next to the sentence letter. 1. Egypt had been ruled by the same dynasty for over 3000 years. 2. The Egyptians developed their own system of writing. 3. Anyone could train to be a scribe. 4. The Egyptians used to believe in life after death. 5. Little is known about how the pyramids were built.
    •  Read the text carefully then do the activities. The civilization of Ancient Egypt dates back to around 3000BC when the first pharaoh was established as ruler of Upper and Lower Egypt. Many different dynasties ruled the country over almost 3000 years, but in 332 BC it was conquered by Alexander the Great and so became part of the Greek world. Ancient Egypt developed one of the earliest forms of writing hieroglyphics, but very few people could read and write. Only a certain group of people were allowed to train to be scribes. Egyptian burial practices reveal information about religious beliefs, including the belief of an afterlife. This required the body to be preserved in a process of
    •  Although Egypt was well-resourced with raw materials and could produce crops in the fertile soil of the Nile Valley, it still needed trade with neighbouring countries to acquire things it needed, such as wood and metal.  The ancient Egyptians are well-known for the large stone structures. Perhaps the most famous symbols of Ancient Egypt are the pyramids, built as tombs for pharaohs over four thousand years ago. Pyramids are some of the most well-known structures which survive from the ancient world. They have been subject to fascination, exploration and study for hundreds of years, yet we are still not sure how they were built. The design, labour and construction involved with a project of size has baffled people trying to understand the pyramids.
    • 2. Reorder the following ideas as they occur in the text. a. Egyptians' beliefs. b. The most famous symbols of ancient Egypt. c. The rise and fall of ancient Egypt. d. Egyptians' achievements in the field of writing. e. Natural resources and main activities in ancient Egypt. 3. Answer the following questions according to the text. a. What did Egypt import? b. How did the Egyptians preserve the body of a dead person?
    • Present a group report on the following aspects of Egyptian culture. 1. Language 2. Literature 3. Religion 4. Visual Art 5. Culinary art