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Model Boat: A Trip Down the Nile Research ancient and contemporary Egypt and build a Web site that shows the cultural importance of selected towns, monuments, and sights along the Nile River.
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Mummy Case: Prayers for Paankhenamun Find out about key attributes, characteristics, and roles of ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses by writing and presenting a group dialogue between ancient Egyptian deities and the spirit of a deceased Egyptian.
Amenemhet: An Ancient Egyptian Journal Entry Describe everyday life in ancient Egypt by writing an entry in the journal of an ancient Egyptian man or woman.


Alexander Coin: Count Your Pennies Analyze and compare imagery and symbolism in ancient Greek and contemporary U.S. coins.
Cycladic Figure: Women in Ancient Greece Interpret the myth of Arachne and its depiction of women’s activities and valued traits.
Amphora: A Legendary Speech Explore the characteristics of ancient and contemporary legends and compose and deliver a speech about a specific legend.


Mosaic Floor: Animals in Ancient Rome Discuss a fictional account of a gladiatorial combat and write an editorial that defends or criticizes the type of justice presented in the story.
Fallen Warrior: The Iliad Explore ancient warfare and compare the quarrels of the gods to those of the Trojans and Greeks through a dramatic reading of portions of The Iliad.
Hadrian: Vocabulary of Ancient Rome Define ancient Roman vocabulary using the dictionary writing sentences.
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