Earliest Civilisations: Ancient Egyptians

Block E - Mythology

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.

Discover the myths and tales that the Ancient Egyptians told about the creation of the world and the lives of the gods and goddesses they worshipped. Take part in the recreation of an Ancient Egyptian festival procession.

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01: Creation story

Retell the Ancient Egyptian creation story and understand why different versions of the creation story exist.

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02: Osiris, Isis, Seth and Horus

Explain why Ancient Egyptians told their myths; retell the story of Isis, Osiris, Seth and Horus using role-play and a comic strip in the style of Marcia Williams.

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03: Other Gods

Understand that the Ancient Egyptians worshipped many different gods & goddesses; plan, make and evaluate an Ancient Egyptian headdress.

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04: Temples and priests

Investigate the main sections of a typical Ancient Egyptian temple; learn some of the duties carried out by priests and priestesses and make a model temple.

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05: Festivals

Learn about Ancient Egyptian festivals and processions; discover the musical instruments that were played in Ancient Egypt and make your own sistrum.