Monday 22th February - History:
WALA: the Gods & Goddesses of Ancient Egypt
Today we are going to learn about the belief systems of the Ancient Egyptians The Gods played important roles in the daily lives of the ancient Egyptians. There were two levels of gods: local gods and national gods. People looked to the gods for help with everything from making it rain to a safe journey in the afterlife. There were daily rituals for caring for the gods and festivals celebrating specific gods. At the time the Egyptians didn’t have the scientific knowledge that we have now.
Begin your lesson by watching the teacher lead clip which can be found in Resources. It gives you an overview of some of the most important Gods & Goddesses and what their role was in Ancient Egyptian society
You may also want to watch this link and make some notes on the different Gods and Goddesses
Then read the document in Resources which tells you how gods played a role in everyday life in Ancient Egypt. Make sure you answer the five questions to check your understanding of the text.
Choose three Ancient Egyptian Gods or Goddesses, draw them accurately and write underneath what they represented and what they did. Use the document in Resources to help you.
Can you choose two different God and Goddesses and compare and contrast them. What is the same and what is different? You may want too draw them out first so you have studied them in detail.
Using the appearances and the characteristics and roles of the Gods and Goddesses you have learnt about today, can you create your own Egyptian God? Draw a detailed picture of them and write what they do and what their purpose is. Be creative and imaginative (Please do Challenge 1 first if you choose this challenge)