WEB LESSON - ANCIENT EGYPT
                         


                             


The Ancient Egyptians built beautiful temples for their Gods.

They had many different gods and goddesses and each one had a
different function. Each one had their own role to play in maintaining
peace and harmony across the land.

Some gods and goddesses took part in creation, some brought the flood
every year, some offered protection, and some took care of people after they
died. Others were her local gods who represented towns, or minor gods
who represented plants or animals.

The ancient Egyptians believed that it was important to recognise and worship
 these gods and goddesses so that life continued smoothly.

1. Visit the following site and read the animated story Egyptian children were told
about the creation  of the Earth and their Gods.               

 
http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/gods/story/main.htm

 As you read the story, on your worksheet (Adobe) Worksheet page 1 l Page2 ( FrontPage)
fill in the names and role of the Egyptian Gods below:

                                   
                                  ( If you can't find the God's role in the story, try this:click Explore )

2.
  Visit the following 3D construction of an Egyptian Temple. 
                            http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/temples/explore/main.html
      
( At this site, keep clicking the small picture in the top right of the screen to return to the Temple.)

     Explore the different parts of the temple, and find and label the artifacts pictured below:

                                

         
                                                                   

3. Put the heading in your book: Death in Ancient Egypt . Then go to the following
     site and answer the question below.    

                           http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/mummies/home.html

    a) Explain in you own words how the ancient Egyptians changed their methods
        of burying their dead.-Explain how and why they changed their burial methods,
        from the earliest ancient Egyptians to the methods they used many centuries
        later. (Write about 5 lines)

4. Go to the following web site and then answer the questions below:            
                            
http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/mummies/story/main.html

     a) What were the two stages the Egyptians used in the process of mummification?

                                                                                                            (answer this in your book.)
     b) Explain on your worksheet what each of the following pictures is showing in the
         embalming  process:

   
  
   

      c) What is a Sarcophagus? (answer this in your book.)

5.
Visit the following web page, and then label and explain on your worksheet what each
of the following artifacts are:
http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/mummies/explore/main.html    

                                                                  
                                                       

    

6. Why did the Egyptians think they needed to have their bodies mummified?
      (Explain Q.6 & 7 in your book.)
7. Read the following web page and then explain what the Egyptians believed about the journey
    through the underworld to their afterlife?     
   
http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/mummies/activity/main.html 

8.  Mummify a body yourself!
       http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/egyptians/mummy_maker_game.shtml 

9. Take the Ancient Egyptian Gods Challenge:
      childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/media/services/thechildrensuniversityofmanchester/flash/Egyptiangod.swf

10. Play this game where you have to prepare a high priest for the afterlife:
      http://www.nms.ac.uk/explore/play/discover-ancient-egypt/three-pyramids/​ 
               
                                          
   

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