Ancient Egyptian Gods

Free! Ancient Egyptian Gods is a reference and quiz devoted to the deities of this ancient civilization. After loading the website, users are presented with 10 Egyptian gods. Users can click on a god’s image, and the website will load information about that god. When ready, users can click the “Next” button on the bottom right of the screen, and the website will describe a god. In response, users are to drag the image of the god onto the description, and the website will indicate whether users did or did not select the correct god. If users were incorrect, they…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 5
B. Design - 8
C. Engagement - 4.3

5.8

Ancient Egyptian Gods: A Reference

Summary : An Easy-To-Use Reference for 10 Egyptian Gods!

Ancient Egyptian Gods is a reference and quiz devoted to the deities of this ancient civilization. After loading the website, users are presented with 10 Egyptian gods. Users can click on a god’s image, and the website will load information about that god. When ready, users can click the “Next” button on the bottom right of the screen, and the website will describe a god. In response, users are to drag the image of the god onto the description, and the website will indicate whether users did or did not select the correct god. If users were incorrect, they get additional opportunities to answer the question until they are correct. Once the question is answered correctly, users progress to the next question. There are 10 questions in all! Once complete, users are returned to the opening screen that includes only information about the gods.

Instructional Ideas

  1. As an opening activity to a lesson or unit about Egyptian culture, teachers can allow their students access to this website. Students can be required to study the gods and then answer the questions about them. When finished, teachers can ask students review questions, such as: (1) What did you learn about the Egyptian gods?, (2) Which god did you find most interesting?, and (3) What is similar about the gods? Students can respond orally, and teachers can use the conversation to launch into the lesson or unit.
  2. After studying Egyptian culture, teachers can have students use this website as a reference for Egyptian gods. Next, teachers can have students pick the god they think is most interesting, and students can create a piece of art that reflects the god’s attributes. The art can be made on paper or using an Artwork Production app. Finished pieces of art can be hung in the classroom. Teachers can extend this activity by requiring students to explain, either in writing or verbally, how their artwork embodies the attributes of the god they selected.
  3. Teachers can use this website as a springboard into a class debate. To do so, teachers can have small groups of students pick the three gods that are their favorite. Next, each group can compose an argument that supports their selection. Finally, the groups can present their three gods to the class along with their rationale. Once all groups have presented, teachers can ask all the groups which three gods are most important to the class, and the groups can make arguments based on their selection rationales to support the gods they picked.
  4. After studying Egyptian gods, teachers can have students view this website to see how the gods were described. Next, teachers can have each student in a class pick an Egyptian god that was not included in this website. Students will then have to describe the god they selected in a way that models the information found on this website.
A1. Rigor
A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
A4. Value of Errors
A5. Feedback to Teacher
A6. Level of Material
A7. Cooperative Learning
A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
B1. Ability to Save Progress
B2. Platform Integration
B3. Screen Design
B4. Ease of Use
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility

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