Lesson Plan

Egyptian Pyramid

Lesson about Egyptian Pyramids
Christina B.
Special education instructor
The Dearborn Academy
Dearborn, MI
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies

Students will be able to understand how and why Egyptian Pyramids were made. 

Social Studies
Grades 5 – 8
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1 Hook

Activity: Presenting

Students will be introduced to the Egyptian pyramids by viewing a short video segment from pbslearningmedia.org



2 Direct Instruction/Guided Practice

Activity: Investigating

Students will work in small groups on the a self-paced lesson on the pyramids at the following link: http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/midlit11.soc.splegypt/building-...


They will work through the lesson and begin to understand and explore the Egyptian Pyramids. They will end the lesson with a final group project. 

3 Wrap Up

Activity: Exploring

Students will work on the app Fingerprint: Whole wide world where they will begin their travel journey in Egypt. This will be a fun way to wrap up the unit and reinforce what the students have just learned.