Beliefs in Ancient Egypt: Scheme of Work

Scheme of Work, Key Stage 2 History (unresourced)

By Melanie Jones, published 17th September 2013

Ancient Egyptian religion

This unit on Ancient Egypt offers pupils the chance to look at another civilisation very different from their own.

Students can be introduced to the key features of Ancient Egyptian civilisation through the beliefs and attitudes of these ancient people.  Students should examine the similarities and differences between their ancient beliefs and beliefs held today and how these beliefs fitted into society and culture at the same time as exploring the world of the ancient Egyptians.

This unit is structured around these over-arching enquiries:

  1. What did the Ancient Egyptians believe? How do we know? How different were beliefs in Ancient Egypt from today?
  2. How did religion affect life in Ancient Egypt
  3. How did Civilisation adapt to the needs of Egyptian life?

See also Scheme of Work: How did the civilization of Egypt wax and wane?

Please note: While this unit contains resource suggestions, it is not a fully resourced scheme of work, and the resources it refers to may in some cases only be available to full members of the HA.

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