Here are classroom activities and other educational resources for teachers.
- Classroom Activities:
- The Nubians and the Egyptians engaged in active trading up and down the Nile. Discuss what resources the Nubians had that Egypt would have valued (gold, ivory, ostrich eggs, manpower) and what Nubia might have gained in exchange (oil, wine, Egyptian objects).
- Have students draw a topographic map of Nubia, or make a three-dimensional relief map of the area. Discuss why Nubians lived where they did: what areas are suitable for agriculture? Why would the Nubians place their tombs out in the desert, rather than the floodplain?
- Using a map of Nubia and information about the topography of the area, have students plan a trip from southernmost Nubia north to Egypt. Would they travel the distance solely by boat, or would they use overland routes as well? How would they provide for water along the way? Remember the camel was not introduced to Nubia until the first century B.C.
- For educators who want to make the Ancient Nubia web page available to their student,
but don't have an internet connection in their classroom or school, WebWhacker is a useful resource. WebWhacker downloads the entire web site of the internet to your hard drive to allow you to browse all files locally while disconnected from the internet.
This is ideal for educators who may have access to the internet but not in their classrooms. It is even useful for educators who have a slow internet connection in their classroom and want to quickly move through a web site demonstration. WebWhacker can even be used in a non-internet computer lab so an entire class can browse through a web site together. The Ancient Nubia web page was designed for quick loading, however, sometimes a slow connection can stall the learning process. To learn more about WebWhacker contact Blue Squirrel