Earliest Civilisations: Ancient Egyptians

Block A - Introduction to Ancient Egypt

Learn all about the Ancient Egyptians. Investigate the men and women who studied the kingdoms and explore their discoveries. Look at some of the Pharaohs and the development of the pyramids, as well as the mythology that surrounded this early civilisation. Look at the role the Nile had in allowing this civilisation to flourish and examine daily life, comparing it to our own.

Build your knowledge of the period when the Ancient Egyptians were powerful in the world. Compare the Ancient Egyptian civilisation with the society, climate and terrain of Britain at the time. Discover how the Ancient Egyptian civilisation came to an end and also learn about the evidence of Ancient Egypt that exists in modern Egypt today.

This Topic is written for Upper Key Stage 2. If you want to use this Topic for a different Key Stage, you will need to consider how to adapt the outcomes, content, delivery methods, resources and differentiation, as well as the relevant National Curriculum objectives.

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01: Back in time

Place the Ancient Egyptian civilisation on a world history timeline; describe what society was like in Britain, the terrain and climate of Britain at the start of the Ancient Egyptian civilisation.

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02: Snapshot

Explain where Ancient Egypt was located and label a map; describe Ancient Egypt as being part of the Fertile Crescent (Cradle of Civilisation); describe the terrain and climate of Egypt.

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03: End of Ancient Egyptian civilisation

Describe the end of the Ancient Egyptian civilisation; mark on a map of the region where the various invaders came from; research facts and write a biography of Alexander the Great or Cleopatra, last Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt.

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04: Return to the present

Understand that evidence of Ancient Egypt can still be seen in Egypt today. You will appreciate that the effect of the River Nile has been changed by the construction of the Aswan High Dam and contribute to a debate about the construction of the Aswan High Dam.