Ancient Egypt Interactive Notes

Ancient Egypt Interactive Notes

Read this post to find out how to make note taking more fun and engaging with my Ancient Egypt Interactive Notes.

I’ll never forget the only time I fell asleep in class. I was in college, and the professor (a man who had the most monotone voice ever – he made Ben Stein sound like a motivational speaker) was droning on and on about George Bernard Shaw (an author who wasn’t even on the reading list). My head started doing that droop and jerk thing on that warm spring day until it drooped all the way to my desk. I jerked my head back so violently that I smacked the cinderblock wall behind me hard enough to see stars and almost passed out!

I vowed then and there that as a teacher, I would never give boring notes to my students. Over the years, I have developed a very energetic lecture style infused with stories, re-enactments and jokes to keep my students’ attention and spark their interest. But it wasn’t until I developed my interactive notes (CLICK HERE for a previous post about how and why they work) that I solved my problem of students not (or at least not neatly) recording the critical content.

My Ancient Egypt Interactive Notes include 3 presentations that utilize Google Slides – Egyptian Buildings, Egyptian Cultural Institutions, and a Timeline of Ancient Egypt. Each presentation has built in “Turn and Talks” to allow students to think about and process the content, and explicit directions for what to record and when to record it (to ensure think time) on the provided note taking sheet. Each presentation ends by giving students time to complete a short skills-based activity that uses the information they just learned.

So, CLICK HERE for my Ancient Egypt Interactive Notes, and check out the other interactive note presentations I have available by CLICKING HERE.

Ancient Egypt Interactive Notes