1st Edition

Ancient Egyptians

By Jane Bower Copyright 2002
    20 Pages
    by David Fulton Publishers

    This innovative series is designed to help teachers bring history topics to life through imaginative creative arts activities. Each pack includes 10 laminated, double-sided cards, printed in full color. Every card describes in detail activities that recreate aspects of life in a particular historical period, using art, drama and dance. All activities are based on historically researched authentic practices of the time. Ideal for whole class or small group sessions, the packs are an inspiration for busy teachers looking for new ways to approach project work at Key Stage 2 - and can also easily be used with Key Stage 1 classes.

    Ancient Egyptian activities in this pack include using clay to create artifacts: the Game of Snake, soul houses and canopic jars; recreating rituals through drama: the Apprentice Embalmer and Weighing the Heart; making tomb paintings and bas relief; making shell jewelry, scarab rings and amulets; and creating a dance for the Festival of the Nile.

    The Appentice Embalmer, A Dance for the Festival, Fans and Flywhisks, Protective Spell Protective Case, Sistrum and Shabti, Tomb Painting and Bas Relief, The Street of the Potters, Kohl or Ointment Holders, Jewellery, Weighing the Heart


    Jane Bower is a practising primary teacher and in-service education provider based in Cambridge.