historical society web pages -> check W r i t i n g
iinstructions and topics for Travel Report #2 – your visit to ancient Egypt
- An opportunity for a more in-depth exploration of some aspect of ancient Egypt
Experience in conducting research using different kinds of primary sources (= ancient sources =
artifacts, archaeology, written documents) in addition to secondary sources (= modern
- An exercise in organizing your thoughts and supporting your discussion and ideas with evidence
Learning how to cite your sources and write a proper bibliography (please use the Chicago Style.
Guide will be posted on Brightspace. You may use in-text citations or footnotes).
- – word count does not include in text citations/footnotes or bibliography
- FORMAT OPTIONS: Report (divided up using headings) or essay (continuous narrative)
Length: 1000-1500 words
– word count does not include in text citations/footnotes or bibliography
– you do not need to include a title page
– please include photos or plans with captions (title, web-address/source), or web-links to supporting
images or plans
– if doing topic #1, please include a list of artifacts.
Topics will be attached on a word file below choose one of the 6 topics i have in the word file.
Also i will attach links of sources in a file called links down below to help as sources.
– See the Other Sources file on Brightspace for suggested sources for some topics.
– Patrick Power library e-resources, journal databases – search the Novanet system
– museum and academic publication web-sites (see ‘’museum links” and “other sources” on
Brightspace), archaeological web-sites, popular archaeology magazines, archaeological or historical
society web pages -> check their references (suggested reading, references…)
– Wikipedia or on-line encyclopedias. Use WITH CAUTION (see below). These are good starting points.
They should not be your main sources of information. DO NOT USE if there are no footnotes and/or
– always check footnotes and bibliographies in publications (including Wikipedia or equivalent) for ideas
for expanding your research.