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Lesson Four – Journey to the Afterlife

This history teaching pack for Key Stage Two gets the children to discuss and dramatise some of the Ancient Egyptians beliefs about death and the afterlife. The children can produce dramas to illustrate what the Ancient Egyptians believed happened after the death of a pharaoh.

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to discuss and dramatise some of the Ancient Egyptians beliefs about death and the afterlife

Learning Objectives

About characteristic ideas and beliefs of the Ancient Egyptians about death. Communicate their knowledge and understanding of history in a variety of ways.

Learning Outcomes

I can explain what the Ancient Egyptians believed about the afterlife. I can use drama to show what happened in the past.

Journey to the Afterlife

Teaching sequence to help the children discuss and dramatise some of the Ancient Egyptians beliefs about death and the afterlife

Tomb Paintings

Display poster for whole class discussion to help the children explain some the beliefs of the Ancient Egyptians reflected in paintings visible in tombs

Afterlife Steps

Display posters for whole class discussion to help the children describe and sequence the steps in the journey to the afterlife in Ancient Egypt

Weighing of the Heart

Shared reading text for whole class discussion to help the children dramatise the beliefs of the Ancient Egyptians about the after life

Journey to the Afterlife

Interactive activity to help the children discuss and dramatise some of the Ancient Egyptians beliefs about death and the afterlife

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to discuss and dramatise some of the Ancient Egyptians beliefs about death and the afterlife

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