Lesson Plans and Activities for Teachers - Ancient Egyptian Religion, Gods, Funerals, Weighing of the Heart, Afterlife Illustration

Ancient Egypt Lesson Plans
Religion

For Teachers

Lesson Idea: New Deities: Ask the class to come up with a list of some of the animals that live in your state. Record them on the chalkboard. Then have the kids create new gods and goddesses using the heads of your local animals. Brainstorm a list of topics that their deities can "stand for," such as friendship, schools, fun, etc. Challenge them to make their animal choices match the attribute they represent: for example, an owl-headed god of schools (wise as an owl), a dog-headed god of friendship ("man's best friend"), a bee-headed god of work (busy as a bee).

Gods and Myths in Ancient Egypt - 3 lesson plans with background

Ancient Egyptian Mythology, lesson plan

Ancient Egyptian Gods with art and free download (Artyfactory)

The Fields of Yaru (Ancient Egyptian Afterlife) - A Lesson Idea

Design a Cartouche, lesson plan (Artyfactory)

Lesson Plans about ancient Egyptian mummies

Mummies! Mummies and Mummification Or How to Live Forever

Pyramid Lesson Plans

Tombs and the Afterlife

Overviews & Units, multiple lessons - many on Tombs, Afterlife, Weighing of the Heart

For Kids

Ancient Egyptian Afterlife

Grave Goods

Book of the Dead

Weighing of the Heart

Canopic Jars

Cartouche

Read and hear ancient Egyptian myths

Ancient Egypt for Kids

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Free Games about Ancient Egypt

Interactive Quiz about Ancient Egypt (with answers)

Clipart for Ancient Egypt