Understand important aspects of the daily life of the Ancient Egyptians; including jobs, food, and games. Create your own Ancient Egyptian board game.
Block F: Ancient Egyptians
Daily life [8 sessions]
Main outcome: History
Other outcomes: D&T, English, Maths and Art.
By the end of this block you will have achieved the following outcomes:
Know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world: the nature of ancient civilisations; characteristic features of past non-European societies.
Understand historical concepts such as similarity, difference and significance.
Gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts, understanding the connections between cultural, religious and social history.
Gain and deploy a historically grounded understanding of abstract terms such as peasantry.
Understand the methods of historical enquiry.
Improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting, and sculpture.
Use a range of equipment to perform practical tasks.
Use a range of materials.
Use the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes.
Prepare and cook a variety of dishes.
Understand where Ancient Egyptian food came from.
Generate their ideas using annotated sketches and pattern pieces.
Use a range of tools to perform practical tasks.
Select appropriate vocabulary.
Use further presentational devices to structure text.
Use similar writing as a model for their own.
Note and develop initial ideas.
Use organisational and presentational devices to structure text and guide the reader.
Solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Session 1: History and Art
Draw and paint, or model, an Ancient Egyptian house and garden.
Describe a typical Ancient Egyptian house of both rich and poor families.
Describe a typical Ancient Egyptian garden (both for homes & temples).
Draw and paint, or model, an Ancient Egyptian house and garden.
Session 2: History and D&T
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.
Describe a day in the life of an Ancient Egyptian woman.
Identify a range of everyday objects found in Ancient Egyptian homes.
Understand how a water clock works.
Make a simple water clock.
Session 3: History and D&T
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.
Describe 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.
Session 4: History, Art and English
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.
List 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.
Describe the jewellery and makeup that the Ancient Egyptians wore; create Ancient Egyptian jewellery for themselves and their fashion dolls.
Explain that both men and women in Ancient Egypt wore jewellery, makeup and wigs.
Describe the jewellery and makeup that the Ancient Egyptians wore.
Identify chn in Ancient Egyptian art by their side locks of youth.
Create Ancient Egyptian jewellery for themselves and their fashion dolls.
Session 7: History and Maths
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.
Explain 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.
Session 8: History and English
Compare Ancient Egyptian leisure activities with modern ones; play an Ancient Egyptian board game; create your own version of an Ancient Egyptian board game.
Explain what Ancient Egyptians did in their leisure time.
Compare Ancient Egyptian activities with modern ones.
Play an Ancient Egyptian board game.
Create their own version of an Ancient Egyptian board game.
Provided: Images of homes, gardens and decorative details.
You will need: See inside Ancient Egypt by Rob Lloyd Jones & David Hancock, Usborne, ISBN: 9780746084120; Sketching pencils; Drawing paper; Paints; Brushes, including fine ones; Quick-drying modelling clay.
You will need: Barbie & Ken or similar fashion dolls; Newspaper or similar for pattern pieces; Linen (or cotton) plain white/cream cloth; Thread & needles; Scissors; Raffia or similar/brown felt (leather) for sandals.
Provided: Jewellery images; Makeup images; How to make an Ancient Egyptian Bead Necklace; How to make an Egyptian Headdress; How to make a gold pendant; How to make an Egyptian Collar.
You will need: Thin card &/or felt (40cm x 40cm); Shiny paper; Black paper; Thick card; Black wool; Drawing compasses & pencils; Scissors; Needles; Beads; Seeds; Buttons; Sequins; Pasta; Quick drying clay, (clay tools – optional); Paints & brushes; Ribbon or cord, thin wire or nylon fishing line; String; PVA glue, (stapler – optional).
Provided: Papyrus images; How Papyrus was made; Ancient Egyptian numbers; Ancient Egyptian arithmetic.
You will need: White paper cut into strips, about 1.5cm wide; Diluted PVA glue; Kitchen towels to use as blotting paper.
Provided: Images of daily life; Board games; Instructions for Ancient Egyptian game; Spiral template for Mehet Board; Senet board.
You will need: Card; Rulers; Pencils; Quick drying clay or Plasticine; Felt tips, paints or crayons; Dice.
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