About the Ancient Egypt Lesson
This lesson provides an overview of ancient Egyptian civilization.
• To be able to identify some of the historical contributions of ancient Egypt.
• To be able to describe the way of life in ancient Egypt.
• To be able to describe the importance of the Nile River.
Ancient Egypt refers to a civilization that existed in North Africa as early as 3,700 BCE. The civilization was one of the oldest in the world and showed an organized society with a stable way of life that lasted for thousands of years. The peoples of northern Africa gathered around coastal areas such as the Mediterranean Sea and the Nile River. The river provided the people with water for irrigation, transportation, and also played a role in their religion. It was called the Great River by the people and their entire life was centered around it. As farmers, they were able to produce a variety of crops and to transport these crops to other areas. Due to the Nile being a strong river with so much to offer, the society was stable and relied heavily on its resources.