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Pupils can be enthusiastic to discuss ideas held by the ancient Egyptians, questioning the ideas and opinions of such a different culture (as well as considering the analysis made by other pupils). Ancient Egyptian history topics and fiction set in Egypt ancient and modern are popular discusiion starters, involving specialist vocabulary as wel as the vocabulary of debate and philosphical discussion.
The contributors to this practical resource book also show how to extend the skills developed through rigorous historical investigations into all other areas of the curriculum.
Ancient Egypt is the focus of a detailed account of a world history investigation. The book promotes teaching historical skills using artefacts and small group work on local history. Other projects include the Vikings and World War II, working in depth on the Tudors and developing writing skills through a study of the Romans.
The classroom-based activities have all been stress-tested in the classroom and evaluated by teachers and children.
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The pack comprises a set of six stories based on the life of Herodotus and his travels in Egypt, with a story book for the pupils, and a set of six teacher cards, one per story, which introduce literacy and thinking tasks.
The illustrations are not merely decorative, they actually help to make the abstract, unfamiliar and complex ideas more accessibile.
The critical learning activities are accompanied by photocopiable resources, which are differentiated for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. In addition, there are extension activities for enthusiastic, gifted and talented children.
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