Scheme of Work: How did the civilisation of Egypt wax and wane?

Primary Scheme of Work, Key Stage 2 History (unresourced)

By Karin Doull

How did the civilisation of Egypt wax and wane?

This teaching toolkit takes a fresh new look at this much-taught topic and provides the basis for a rigorous enquiry led approach for children in key stage 2. Packed full of ideas and links to resources, this toolkit provides a step by step guide to teaching the Egyptians from why they built pyramids, why they traded, to how interpretations of pharaohs and queens and their actions  have been influenced over time and how ancient Egyptian culture came to be fused with ancient Greek.

This unit centres around a single enquiry: 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.

The majority of the HA schemes of work were produced between 2014-2019 by members of the HA primary committee and its affiliates. These schemes of work are designed to support your planning and should be moulded and adapted to fit the context and needs of your own school. 

To view a free sample scheme of work, please refer to our Anglo-Saxons unit.

We regularly check the hyperlinks included in the schemes but unfortunately every now and again some links may go out of date. If you spot a broken link, please let us know on

This resource is FREE for Primary HA Members.

Non HA Members can get instant access for £10.00

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