Earliest Civilisations: Ancient Egyptians

Block D - Ancient Egyptian Tombs

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.

This is a challenging but very rewarding Design and Technology project. Learn about the tombs of the Egyptians and how to draw and paint Ancient Egyptian style figures; then make and decorate your own 3D model of an Ancient Egyptian decorated rock-cut tomb.

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: Prepare card pieces

Use your knowledge of Ancient Egyptian tombs to aid your construction of a model tomb; cut out card pieces to form the structure of an Ancient Egyptian tomb before scoring and folding the pieces of card to construct the tomb.

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02: Artwork

Learn how figures were represented in Ancient Egyptian art; draw and paint figures in the Ancient Egyptian style.

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03: Assemble the tomb

Strengthen, stiffen and reinforce the complex structure of your tomb.

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04: Finishing touches

Construct a 3D model staircase from 2D pieces of card and add finishing touches to your model tomb.