Earliest Civilisations: Ancient Egyptians

Block F - Daily Life

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.

Understand important aspects of the daily life of the Ancient Egyptians; including jobs, food, and games. Create your own Ancient Egyptian board game.

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01: Homes

Draw and paint, or model, an Ancient Egyptian house and garden.

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02: A day in the life of women

Learn about a day in the life of an Ancient Egyptian woman; identify a range of everyday objects found in Ancient Egyptian homes and understand how the Ancient Egyptians would have worked out the passage of time.

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03: Food

Discover the diet of Ancient Egyptians; understand that bread was the staple diet for all Ancient Egyptians (both rich and poor); prepare some Ancient Egyptian food for a feast; taste a range of Ancient Egyptian foods.

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04: Men's jobs

Research some of the jobs done by Ancient Egyptian men; analyse paintings showing craftsmen at work; show awareness of the social hierarchy in Ancient Egyptian life; make a pot based on Ancient Egyptian designs.

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05: Clothing

Research the clothes and footwear worn by Ancient Egyptians; create some Ancient Egyptian clothes for dolls.

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06: Jewellery, hair and makeup

Describe the jewellery and makeup that the Ancient Egyptians wore; create Ancient Egyptian jewellery for themselves and their fashion dolls.

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07: The three Rs

Discover that only some boys and no girls went to school in Ancient Egypt; describe how papyrus was made; work out some calculations using Ancient Egyptian numbers.

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08: Leisure time

Compare Ancient Egyptian leisure activities with modern ones; play an Ancient Egyptian board game; create your own version of an Ancient Egyptian board game.