On the top of the first flap, write the word Pictograph
Pictographs were used before writing was invented to label goods for trade. Pictographs are symbols or pictures that represent a word.
1.Pictographs are _____________________ 2. Used for ___________________________ 3.Give an example of a pictograph, including the meaning
On the top of the second flap, write the word Cuneiform Don’t forget to cut the top flaps ONLY, not the bottom flaps
First form of writing Developed in Sumer (Mesopotamia) Written on clay tablets with a wedge- shaped stylus
Writing began in Mesopotamia to keep records of business transactions and to label products. Writing helped people record their own history, literature, trade records, and even everyday activities.
Cuneiform is ________________________ Used for ____________________________ Written on ___________________________ Used in ______________________________ (where) Underneath the Cuneiform flap, fill in the blanks
Don’t forget to cut the top flaps ONLY, not the bottom flaps
Formal writing system used in Ancient Egypt Written on papyrus scrolls Mostly found in tombs and temples
Hieroglyphics Written in any direction!! Over _200_ symbols! Stand for syllables, sounds, and words
Rosetta Stone By decoding the Rosetta Stone, we were finally able to understand hieroglyphics!
Hieroglyphics is ________________________ Used for ____________________________ Written on ___________________________ Used in ______________________________ (where) Underneath the Hieroglyphics flap, fill in the blanks
Cartouche Cartouche: An oval with the person’s name written on it. Originally on king or queen’s coffin, then on everybody’s Why would the Egyptians have made these and placed them in coffins? They believed it helped your soul find your body in the afterlife
Time to practice your hieroglyphic skills 1)Write your own name in hieroglyphics on a sheet of paper 2)Write your pharaoh's name on a cartouche so he/she can go to the afterlife 3)Write down a secret message in hieroglyphics to a partner. 4)Switch messages with your partner and decode the message.
Check to make sure your flip book is completed before moving on to the MAY DO’S
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