The Egyptians

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Aims and objectives
Travel back in time to Ancient Egypt and the land of the Pharaohs! The aims of the resource are to enable pupils to explore the tombs of the Pharaohs and learn about the Egyptian gods, visit the home of the sculptor Thutmose and by using their powers of deduction find out all about the artefacts in the house.

Previous knowledge
A basic understanding about the Ancient Egyptians would be desirable for this activity as it has been designed to support a topic or scheme of work. Despite this, it can be used by pupils as preliminary research prior to study of the Egyptians or by children just out of sheer interest and curiosity.

In the classroom
This is an interactive tour of Ancient Egypt and the land of the Pharaohs. The activity takes pupils back in time presenting a brief chronology of history. Arriving at the Egyptian village of Saqqara pupils can explore the tombs of the Pharaohs, learn about Egyptian gods or enter the home of Thutmose, a sculptor, and explore the artefacts in his house.

The artefacts are displayed in 'quiz format' with prompts and clues to encourage pupils to consider the evidence and to try to establish what each object is, its use and the material from which it is made. Additional information is displayed about each object together with further questions to encourage additional research.

In addition there is a wealth of information about some of the more significant Pharaohs and Egyptian gods to support the teaching of this topic.

This resource is aimed at supporting a complete topic on the Egyptians and so pupils are encouraged to revisit the activities throughout their studies rather than try and complete everything at one sitting.

Support materials description: Resource type:
The worksheets contain images and information about the Egyptian Gods, Artefacts and the Pharaohs that are referred to in the resource. Egyptian_Gods.pdf



Curriculum references
History – KS2:
1a, b; 2a, b; 3; 4a-b; 5a-c; 6; 13

All the artefacts and images have been kindly donated by the curators of the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Egyptian collection. The images are covered by copyright and this source must be acknowledged if used for display , presentation or worksheet purposes.
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