Activity Overview

The ancient Egyptians had a highly sophisticated society that they maintained for 3000 years. In this activity, students will try to figure out how this degree of success was reached by researching the political, economic, religious, social, intellectual, and artistic characteristics of ancient Egypt. In addition, they will explore the impact of geography on the development of Egyptian civilization.

Students should use the P.E.R.S.I.A.(N.) model to organize the information in their storyboard. This activity is a great way to organize large sections of textbook information and provides a handy reference for later activities and lessons.

Students Can Collaborate!

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Extension Activity

Students could select one of their characteristics and describe why it made the most significant contribution to the longevity of ancient Egypt in a Frayer Model. Students could also rate their characteristics in order from least to most important.

Template and Class Instructions

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Student Instructions

Create a P.E.R.S.I.A.N. analysis of ancient Egypt.

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. In the description boxes, write a summary for each letter of the acronym.
  3. Create an illustration for each aspect of society using appropriate scenes, characters, and items.

Lesson Plan Reference

Image Attributions
  • Anubis Statue • Harlequeen • License Attribution (
  • Nile Delta, Egypt • eutrophication&hypoxia • License Attribution (
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