Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Egypt's Ancient Gods Activity
Our history curriculum (Story of the World, Volume 1) introduces Ancient Egypt's rather complicated mythology in Chapter 2, with the age old story of how Set kills Osiris. I didn't wish to delve too deeply into Egypt's ancient religion, but knowing something is necessary because Egypt's religion dominated so much of their lives.
So, how to introduce Egypt's pantheon of gods and their relationships without making it too tricky?
Well, I decided to create this simplified Family Tree of the gods. Obviously, there are many more gods than I have depicted here, but these are the more known ones.
My son cut out the rectangles on the right and I led him through the family tree, explaining tidbits about each god as we went. We began with Amon-Ra and worked our way down from there.
This activity will be included in our Ancient Egypt Activity Kit, NOW available at our store: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Ancient-Egypt-Activity-Kit-2661452. We will be sharing more about the activities in our kit in our upcoming posts.
In the meantime, if you enjoyed this post, don't forget to check out our other "Story of the World" posts, here:
#1: Staging an Archeological Dig
#2: An Inside Archeological Dig
#3 Foraging with Story of the World
#4 Operating an Egyptian Shaduf