Ancient Egypt Sources of Evidence Lesson Teaching Pack

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  • , rated this resource Aug 30th
  • I teach a low self contained 6-8th grade Special education world history class.  I like this resource and the example to show the kids just how to write how their responses.  However, there is no information about the pictures to help with identification.  I am finding that throughout the different power points there are spelling errors.   I get the feeling that whoever you have typing out these PPT does not have a handle on the nuances of the English language. :( 

    , Jan 21st
    • Hi vmorales136,
      I am really sorry to hear about this mistake, and I apologise if it has caused you any trouble. It will be changed shortly!

      , Jan 21st
    • Hi there vmorales136,
      Thank you for spotting this! Our lovely teacher and design teams have updated this resource and you can now download the new version. I hope you find it useful!

      , Jan 21st
  • For teaching to Year 4. There is a problem with the powerpoint. A message pops up saying it needs to be repaired. Thanks

    , Sep 1st
  • Hello. For some reason this resource does not download. It returns an error that the site took too long to respond.

    , Apr 18th
    • Hi there, thanks for getting in touch. Sorry to hear that you have been unable to download the resource, but I have just checked the resource and it all seems to be working fine. Please check your device is able to download the resource bu going to our FAQ page by following the link: I hope that this helps but if it doesn't then please do get back in touch. Have a lovely day :)

      , Apr 18th
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      , Apr 18th
  • Nice but there is no background information in textabout the photographed items so this packet is of little use unless you have time to research it and feel comfortable perhaps not realy having the facts on the specific items.

    , Feb 13th
    • Hey there Belinda, thanks for commenting! I've had a look and passed your comment along to our resource designers so that they can have a look into this for you :)

      , Feb 13th
    • Hi Belinda, the intention of this lesson is for children to explore sources of evidence and to speculate about them, rather than be given the 'answers'. They can then get an understanding that a lot of what we 'know' about the distant past is based on the opinions and interpretations of different archaeologists and historians, rather than known facts.

      However, I can tell you that the item of jewellery on slide 12 is believed to date from dynasty 18, during the reign of Thutmose III, ca. 1479-1425 BC. It is made from gold, carnelian, and glass (originally of turquoise and blue colour and came from the tomb of the three minor wives of Thutmose III in Thebes. The name of Thutmose III is inscribed on the backs of the falcon heads and inlaid on the front of the lotus terminals. The collar at the top is made of palmettes and nefer hieroglyphs, which means beautiful.
      The artefact on slide 17 is from the Book of the Dead.
      We do not have much information on the majority of the artefacts other than what they are, e.g. the sennet board, the amulets, the cat mummies etc. but please let us know if you would like someone to do some further research and try and find out what historians believe about these artefacts.

      , Feb 13th
This activity helps children understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources. Children will investigate an Egyptian artefact. A task setting PowerPoint asks questions, gives examples and sets the tasks. Different levels of support materials are provided including photo packs for task A or task B and scaffolded recording sheets for task C.
Ancient Egypt Sources of Evidence Lesson Teaching Pack contains:
  • Ancient Egypt Source of Evidence Support Sheets [PDF]
  • Ancient Egypt Sources of Evidence Photopack A [PDF]
  • Ancient Egypt Sources of Evidence Photopack B [PDF]
  • Ancient Egypt Sources of Evidence PowerPoint [PPT]
  • Ancient Egypt Sources of Evidence Teacher Notes [PDF]
  • Ancient Egypt Sources of Evidence Photopack with Text [PDF]

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