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The Time Compass: Ancient Egypt

19 minutes 31 seconds

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From the annual flooding of the Nile to the mysteries of the Rosetta stone, students learn key facts about ancient Egyptian civilization. The episode includes a sequence on Napoleon's visit to Egypt, the subsequent establishment of "Egyptology," and the discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb. It concludes with the Roman defeat of Cleopatra and Marc Antony.

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Runtime: 19 minutes 31 seconds

Digital illustration of ancient artifacts from the Shang dynasty including a stone dragon and oracle bone script with early Chinese calligraphy. Caption. Because the rulers were all from the same family.
The Time Compass
Episode 1
19 minutes 47 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Simple map with brown edges is labeled, "Dinastía Qin." Spanish caption. Qin Shi Huang se proclamó emperador.
The Time Compass
Episode 2
17 minutes 22 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Digital illustration of diverse people exchanging goods for money in a crowded square. Caption. That it formed a new base of power for the Roman Empire.
The Time Compass
Episode 3
19 minutes 6 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Color illustration of a faded battle scene with an arc of gold objects passing through it. Spanish caption. Estas tremendas guerras que comenzaron en el año 1096.
The Time Compass
Episode 4
15 minutes 23 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Color illustration of ancient Egyptian people standing in a garden with water running through it. Text on image reads, "Irrigation system. Shaduf." Caption. Which let them grow more crops.
The Time Compass
Episode 5
19 minutes 31 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Color illustration of fish swimming in water next to a green platform with water running through it. Text on image reads, "Sistema de riego. Shaduf." Spanish caption. Narrador. Los egipcios necesitaron mucho ingenio.
The Time Compass
Episode 6
16 minutes 7 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Computer model of the city of Caral. The Incan city is tiered with a stairway connecting from the amphitheater at the bottom to a grouping of walled structures at the top. Next to this, an animated alpaca and sign that reads, "Caral year 3,000 B, C."
The Time Compass
Episode 7
18 minutes 37 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Digital map of South America with Chile highlighted in a light color. Labeled countries along Chile's Eastern border from top to bottom include, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. Spanish caption. Hasta el norte de Argentina y centro de Chile.
The Time Compass
Episode 8
14 minutes 55 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Animation of a woman wearing a white sheer dress dancing on a stage for a man wearing a green tunic and gold headband seated behind a small wood desk. Caption. It seems that Paris, a Trojan prince.
The Time Compass
Episode 9
19 minutes 38 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Computer rendering of a few Greek statues and artifacts made to look like they have been placed on display on top of a grassy field. Spanish caption. Los griegos se hicieron esa misma pregunta.
The Time Compass
Episode 10
16 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8

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    christy n. (Fort Pierce, FL)
    January 19th, 2022 at 07:52 AM

    As a teacher I appreciate the content and vocabulary and how it aligns with my scope and sequence.

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    Alexandra V. (Knoxville, TN)
    October 27th, 2021 at 07:59 AM

    My 6th graders LOVE the Time Compass series!

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    Eileen S. (Holland Patent, NY)
    January 6th, 2021 at 06:16 AM

    The Time Compass Series is a wonderful resource for my 6th grade Social Studies curriculum.

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    Gary B. (Sandy, UT)
    November 15th, 2019 at 03:28 PM

    Great materials that are very helpful in my classroom.

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    January 25th, 2019 at 12:30 AM

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    April 25th, 2016 at 02:20 PM

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