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