A creative Egyptian project

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Caitlin Bates, last updated: 22nd March 2013

Introduction

Ideally when teaching history, teachers will look to deliver projects that will engage and motivate, hopefully making the hard work of being creative stimulating and rewarding, based upon questioning, enquiry, investigation of sources and reaching conclusions grounded in the evidence.Ancient Egypt is one of those history topics which, because it both appears ancient and actually is ancient, is naturally as engaging as it is mysterious and different from our current world. It offers a wealth of inspiration and avenues for creative teaching, focused on developing historical skills, as well as inspiring creative learning.

The project

For many, Ancient Egypt conjures up images of mummies, pyramids and curses. This however, neglects the sophistication of what is...

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