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Teaching Ideas for an Egyptian Day

Teaching Ideas for an Egyptian Day!

by Mark Warner
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Ages: 7-11

Learn about Ancient Egypt by having an Egyptian Day in your classroom! Our post has plenty of cross-curricular ideas to try with your children. These ideas could also be used as part of History lessons in a week, month or term.

Remember to download our popular Egyptians resource pack too!

Teaching Ideas and Resources:

English

Maths

  • Try some of the great Egyptian maths ideas here.
  • Explore the Ancient Egyptian Number system on this site and try writing a few numbers of your own.
  • Explore number pyramids in this activity.

Science

Computing

Design Technology

Art

  • Make some Egyptian masks. There are some examples in the photos in our History Classroom Displays gallery.
  • Paint some Egyptian designs on homemade papyrus (see Design and Technology ideas above).
  • Design your own Egyptian god.

Music

  • Listen to some Ancient Egyptian music and have a go at composing some of your own.

Geography

  • Mark the important landmarks on a map of Egypt.
  • Plan a trip to visit the sights of Ancient Egypt. How could you get there? What would you need to pack?
  • The River Nile was crucially important in Ancient Egypt, as it still is today. Make a poster with key facts about the Nile.

History

Physical education

  • Create your own dance to Egyptian music.

Religious education

  • The Ancient Egyptians believed in many gods. Find out about a few of them. How do they compare to other religions that have many gods?
  • Some parts of the bible are set in Egypt. Read the story of Moses leading the Israelites out of Egypt.

PSHE

  • Research the building of the Aswan Dam. 90,000 people relocated to make room for it, and Ancient Egyptian monuments had to be moved. Do you think this was the right thing to do?

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