Heritage Education – Ancient Egyptians

Key Stage:  2DSCN0764a
Delivered at: in your classroom
Duration: 4.5 hours, 9.30am – 3pm
Main focus: History, English
Workshop outline
Using hands on activities explore ancient Egypt through role play, original objects and making things. Pupils can investigate and record evidence using original Ancient Egyptian objects from an Ancient Egyptian tomb. Learn about the mummification process and turn your teacher into a Mummy. Using drama explore hieroglyphs my making shapes with your body and mine the jobs performed by shabti in the afterlife. The bartering game will teach you how the Ancient Egyptians used objects to buy what they needed for everyday life. Try writing using reed pens and ink to make your own royal cartouche and amulet.
The school hall will be needed for two hours in the morning and one classroom will be needed in the afternoon.
Key skills covered
  • Chronological understanding
  • Explain how we can find out about Ancient Egypt from material evidence.
  • Discuss the differences in Ancient Egyptian religion to today.
  • Observe objects in detail and make conclusions about life in ancient Egypt.
  • make inferences from archaeological evidence.
  • Historic enquiry
  • Group working
  • Questioning evidence and making conclusions

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