Heritage Education – Ancient Egyptians

A hands on outreach session for Key Stage 2, based at School


Find out about ancient Egypt through original objects, costume and drama.  Explore the evidence left by Egyptians.
This workshop includes:
  • Investigating and recording original Egyptian objects.
  • Exploring hieroglyphs through making whole body shapes
  • Mystery objects – ask the expert.
  • Being shabti – miming the jobs the ancient Egyptians did.
The workshop lasts 4.5 hours, fitting within your own school day. The school hall will be needed for two hours in the morning and one classroom will be needed in the afternoon.
Pupils will be able to practise skills in:
  • Chronological understanding – place the Ancient Egyptians in a timeline of history.
  • Change and continuity – explain how we can find out about Ancient Egypt from material evidence.
  • Religious, ethnic and cultural diversity – discuss the differences in Ancient Egyptian religion to today.
  • Cause and consequence – observe objects in detail and make conclusions about life in ancient Egypt.
  • Interpretation – to make inferences from archaeological evidence. Select information about life in Ancient Egypt from a range of sources
Key skills covered:
  • Historic enquiry – comparing/contrasting information, identifying and analysing evidence.
  • Use of resources – the project uses a range of historical sources and evidence

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