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Lesson Four – Hieroglyphics

This history teaching pack for Key Stage Two gets the children to explore and illustrate how the Ancient Egyptians communicated by writing in hieroglyphics. The children can research and record the meanings of pictures used for a range of different hieroglyphics.

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to explore and illustrate how the Ancient Egyptians communicated by writing in hieroglyphics

Learning Objectives

Identify how the Ancient Egyptians communicated and recorded ideas about their civilization. How to find out about past events from an appropriate range of sources of information.

Learning Outcomes

I can explain how the Ancient Egyptians communicated using symbols. I can say how to find out about the past by examining an historical source.

Hieroglyphics

Teaching sequence to help the children explore and illustrate how the Ancient Egyptians communicated by writing in hieroglyphics

What Hieroglyphics

Display posters for whole class discussion to help the children suggest the meaning of symbols used on historical artefacts

Papyrus Instructions

Shared reading text to help the children follow a set of instructions to create an example Ancient Egyptian artefact showing some hieroglyphics

Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics

Activity to help the children identify and record the meaning of a range of different Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics

Hieroglyphics

Interactive activity to help the children explore and illustrate how the Ancient Egyptians communicated by writing in hieroglyphics

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to explore and illustrate how the Ancient Egyptians communicated by writing in hieroglyphics

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