Activity 2
Activity 2
Determine the influence of societies of the past on contemporary life in Canada.
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00:03:19
Describe the development of the world's first irrigation system.
Why is this development important to contemporary life in Canada?
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00:04:33
What was the purpose or function of the Nileometre?
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00:04:52
What were the three seasons developed by the Ancient Egyptians?
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00:05:50
What did the Ancient Egyptians use to track the years?
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00:06:25
What were the obelisks and what were they used for?
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00:07:10
How did the portable sundials work? What did the Ancient Egyptians learn about time and how is this similar to what we know today?
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00:09:35
What do the burial sites (square or beehive shaped) of the Ancient Egyptians resemble?
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00:10:29
What was a mastabas?
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00:11:15
The curved ceilings of mastabas was one of the earliest uses of what mathematical technique?
Calculus
Trigonometry
Geometry

00:15:26
What was papyrus and what is its significance today?
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00:17:18
What was the historical significance of Imhotep of Ancient Egypt?
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00:18:27
What did the Ancient Egyptians learn from the construction of pyramids?
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00:18:57
What mathematical formula (that we still use today) did the Ancient Egyptians have a basic understanding of thousands of years ahead of its time?
Binomial Theorem
Pythagorean Theorem
Quadratic Reciprocity

00:32:49
What tools did the Ancient Egyptians use to build the pyramids and how do they resemble the tools we still use today?
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00:35:09
What did the Ancient Egyptians construct in order to transport the blocks of granite used to build the pyramids?
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00:39:08
How is archaeology helpful in understanding who the people were that constructed the pyramids?
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00:40:08
What ancient technologies of construction are still used in modern Egypt today?
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00:41:39
What were the ancient perfumed oils used for?
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00:43:19
What can the mummies provide insight into?
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00:46:50
What ancient technology was used to hollow out granite stones to create the sarcophagus? What modern technology does this ancient method resemble?
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00:48:10
How did Christianity lend to the decline of Ancient Egypt?
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