The Egyptian Civilization : Egypt Essay

822 Words Dec 9th, 2015 4 Pages
The region I wish to teach in the 3rd grade would be ancient Cairo, Egypt. The theme I would focus on would be social justice. We would discuss in depth the geography of Cairo; where is Cairo, Egypt? What important geographical features are found there? Why are these important? How do they help shape the Egyptian civilization? Cairo, Egypt is located on the continent of Africa. Cairo’s neighboring countries are Libya and Sudan. It is located on the Northeastern corner of Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea. The Nile River is one of the most important geographical features in this area. Cairo, Egypt is a hot, dry, and infertile place. It is completely a desert with the exception of one strip of water, the Nile River. There is barely any rainfall in this area which makes it hard to find rich soil to grow crops. The Egyptians in this region used to settle along the Nile River Valley and depend on the river 's yearly flood. According to crystalinks.com, “Were it not for the Nile River, Egyptian civilization could not have developed, as it is the only significant source of water in this desert region. Its other importance was the fact that it was their gateway to the unknown world. The Nile flows from south to north, to its delta on the Mediterranean Sea. It would flood each year, bringing in silt-laden waters; when the waters receded the silt would stay behind, fertilizing the land, the silt would be helpful for growing crops.” If the river did not flood each year the…

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