Quiz and a greeting from Toolangi

Hi, 7X!

You’ll really enjoy this camp next year. The forest is mossy and velvety and the activities are full of adventure. There’s even one called the “possum glider” where you put on a harness and, with the help of your classmates, are lifted into the air, there to glide magically like a flying creature (or a gliding possum, in any case).

Today, however, you can spend some time on your assignment and do some extra work on ancient Egypt by attempting the quiz below. Don’t forget that there are explanations of each answer, so you can learn quite a bit by reading these carefully.

I’ll be back tomorrow. I hope your subs and your class captains are treating you kindly and that you are treating them kindly.

Kind regards,

Ms Green.

Landing in the Desert Sands of Ancient Egypt

Nile at night JB “Egypt is the gift of the Nile.” (Herodotus)

Another photo from the magical lens of John Bayley

Thanks for all your interesting comments, 7E. Here’s a little introductory quiz on ancient Egypt.

After you have done this quiz, read the websites below it about farming and the importance of the Nile and the life of farmers in ancient Eypgt. Armed with this knowledge, start writing your assignment. 

Click on these links to discover more about the Nile River and its importance to ancient Egypt.



http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/egyptians/nile_01.shtml (for serious readers only!)


Click on these links to discover details of the lives of peasant farmers:


http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/specials/1624_story_of_africa/page89.shtml (This site explains that it was peasant farmers rather than slaves who were responsible for the great monuments of ancient Egypt.)


For a detailed account of how the ancient Egyptians made beer and bread, go to: