We began our study of Egypt this last week and focused on understanding how important the Nile River was to the ancient Egyptians. Without the Nile this ancient people would not have been able exist. The Egyptians often called the Nile “the giver of life.” This important river provided silt, fertilizer, water, food and even transportation for Egyptian daily life. So this next week students will be completing their own map about Egypt. We will also continue to examine Egypt’s geography and begin to study some of the important pharaohs, as well as monuments of this innovative ancient civilization.