Welcome to Ancient Egypt!
Through this web quest you will get to go back in time to Ancient Egypt discover how the Pyramids of Giza were made!
9th - 10th
Generally, most people relate the Pyramids of Giza to Egypt. The Pyramids are even one of the seven wonders of the world! One of the reasons they are a wonder of the world, is that people are still wondering how they were actually created. There are four theories that are still being researched today; Staircase Scaffolding Theory, External Ramp Theory, Internal Ramp Theory, Casting Theory, Water Shaft Theory.
For the next two weeks you and a partner will be researching each theory used to construct the Pyramids of Giza. After you understand each theory and the possibility of it, groups will determine which theory they want to represent. The first week will be dedicated to properly understanding each theory and if it could be possible. By the end of the week students should determine which theory they will be supporting. The second week will be for groups to create an argument and defense for why they feel their theory is best. Each group will present in class once they are complete.