Spearing Fish, c. 667-647 BC. Limestone; 10-3/8 x 10-1/8 in. Hanna Fund 1949.499
  • Spearing Fish, c. 667-647 BC. Limestone; 10-3/8 x 10-1/8 in. Hanna Fund 1949.499
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Egyptomania 1: Introduction to Daily Life

Grade Level: 
2-6
Student Level: 
Elementary

Discover the ingenuity of one of the world's earliest civilizations through this lively series of four videoconferences just for elementary students.

Programs may be scheduled individually or as the full four-program series. If registering for the full series, we recommend scheduling one program a week over a period of four weeks. Please submit all four registration forms for the four program dates requested at the same time.

Introduction to Daily Life is the first program in this series. Through the use of art and artifacts from the museum's collection, students are acquainted with Egypt's natural environment, and aspects of daily life such as food, clothing, shelter, and recreation.

Program Format: 
  • Open discussion with map study of Egypt.
  • Discuss importance of the Nile River.
  • Using related artifacts, discuss food, clothing, shelter, and entertainment in Ancient Egypt.
  • Throughout videoconference compare and contrast Egyptian life and American life.
  • Answer remaining questions.
Objectives: 
  • To introduce basic information about the natural environment of ancient Egypt in the context of the art and artifacts of Egyptian civilization.
  • To acquaint students with aspects of daily life, including food, clothing, shelter and recreation.
  • To illustrate some of the problems ancient Egyptians faced and examine ways in which they were handled.
  • To investigate ways in which our contemporary society compares and contrasts with that of ancient Egypt.