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Take your students on a virtual field trip to learn the geography of ancient Egypt! Using a combination of Google Earth 360-degree views, informational text, video, and visuals, your students will learn about and explore 6 geographic locations of ancient Egypt including: Upper & Lower Egypt, the Nile River, Nile Delta, Mediterranean Sea, the Sahara, and the Red Sea


Your students will learn about:

:: geographic location of ancient Egypt

:: modern-day bordering countries (drag & drop map skills)

:: ancient Egyptian cities (cardinal directions)

:: Upper and Lower Egypt regions

:: unity of the regions (tour of Abu Simbel temple)

:: Nile River (transportation & agriculture)

:: Nile River Delta (geography & Rosetta Stone)

:: Mediterranean Sea (fishing & boats)

:: the Sahara (importance & map skills)

:: Red Sea (importance & reefs)


This Virtual Field Trip Includes:

:: Informational Text (build background knowledge)

:: Drag & Drop Map Skills throughout (answer key included)

:: Response Questions (EDITABLE)

:: Google Earth Links to 360-degree views

:: Video Links

:: Grading Rubric

:: Everything is set up in Google Slides & ready to go!


How it Works:

This virtual field trip can be conducted teacher-led or shared with students through Google Classroom as an independent assignment. Everything is set up for you. This resource is LOW PREP and would even make great sub plans. Student directions are found within the lesson, and direct links are included to specific Google Earth™ locations and videos. All work is completed digitally. No printing necessary.



This virtual field trip is structured. This means that the informational text and links are meaningful and are meant to lead students to think critically as they respond to the questions throughout the virtual field trip. Map skills are integrated throughout in the form of Drag & Drop activities. This is also a great way to keep students accountable as they learn and explore. All response questions are EDITABLE, so you can tailor to your class needs.


Standards Alignment:

:: Common Core Standards for Reading Informational Text

:: Washington State Social Studies Standards for 6th grade World Civilizations.

:: Tennessee 6th Grade World Civilizations Standards


Grading Rubric & Answer Key:

A grading rubric is included which assesses: accuracy, thoroughness, validity, and writing conventions. Answers will vary throughout, as students are recording their observations and findings. I have also included an answer key for all of the mapping activities so that you can quickly assess student work.



Please note that students will need to access Google Earth™ to complete this assignment. Google Earth™ can be accessed on a desktop using Chrome as the browser. If using a tablet or smartphone, simply download the Google Earth App before staring the virtual field trip.


If you have questions, feel free to reach out prior to purchasing. Looking for another virtual field trip that you don’t see? Let me know! I can be reached directly by email at:


Thank you! Have a blessed day.

Michelle McDonald, B.A.E.

Social Studies Education, K-12

Elementary Education K-8

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Ancient Egypt Geography Virtual Field Trip (Google Earth Exploration)

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