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Schools Assembly: Ancient Egypt

Discover ancient Egypt with our curators alongside schools across the country.

Join National Museums Scotland’s curators and Learning Enablers to discover more about ancient Egypt in this digital schools’ assembly. Find out what it means to be an Egyptologist and which ancient Egyptian objects continue to inspire and fascinate our curators. The session will also focus on answering some of the most common and interesting questions we get asked by pupils on ancient Egypt throughout the year.

Be part of this exciting new event where you’ll watch live alongside hundreds of other classes/pupils/schools from across Scotland. This will be streamed on Microsoft Teams Live Events and an accompanying live ‘Tweet along’ will use the #NMSSchools

About the assembly

Title

Schools Assembly: Ancient Egypt

Suitable for

Primary 3-4

Time and Date

13:30, Thu 24th Feb 2022

Length

30 mins

Cost

Sessions are free of charge and are available to UK-based schools and home education groups only.

Description

Curators, Margaret Maitland and Dan Potter, will share some of their favourite ancient Egyptian objects, life as an Egyptologist and an interactive quiz. The assembly will be hosted by National Museums Scotland's learning enablers and answer some of the best questions schools have asked in 2021/22.

Please be aware

Teachers, please note that as part of the session, there may be an image showing a coffin with a mummified person inside. Death will also be mentioned during the session., so please bear this in mind for any pupils who may need prior warning. 

Curriculum links

I understand that evidence varies in the extent to which it can be trusted and can use this in learning about the past.  SOC 1-01a 

I can compare aspects of people’s daily lives in the past with my own by using historical evidence or the experience of recreating an historical setting. SOC 1-04a 

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