Have a look at the Ancient Egyptian fact sheet (Linked below). Do you notice that the sub-headings are either written as questions (how, when, where, why, who, what).
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or as general topics
For today's lesson you are going to write your own subheadings. I have collected ten facts about Ancient Egypt and I need you to think of a suitable subheading for each one. To do this, you will need to read and understand each fact. You will then need to imagine that it is being organised into a fact sheet, similar to the one we have looked at this week and think of the subheading for the section of text that it would belong in.
1.Most Egyptians lived near the Nile as it provided water, food, transportation and excellent soil for growing food.
In your home learning book, you would write the subheading for fact number one. This can either be written as a question or as a general topic heading. For the example below, I have used a question.
1. Why did the Ancient Egyptians live near the River Nile?
Do this for all ten facts and then send your subheadings in via Microsoft Teams.
1) Most Ancient Egyptian pyramids were built as tombs for pharaohs(rulers of Ancient Egypt) and their families. To date, over 130 pyramids have been discovered in Egypt.
2) The afterlife was incredibly important to the Egyptians. They believed that by preserving a dead person’s body – which they did through the process of mummification – their soul would live on in the after-life forever.
3) The Pyramid of Khufu at Giza is the largest Egyptian pyramid. This incredible structure weighs as much as 16 Empire State buildings!
4) Both Egyptian men and women wore make-up. The eye-paint was usually green (made from copper) or black (made from lead). As well as offering protection from the sun, the Egyptians believed make-up had magical healing powers, too!
5) Unwrapped, the bandages of an Ancient Egyptian mummy could stretch for 1.6km. Yikes!
6) The Egyptian alphabet contained more than 700 hieroglyphs!
7) Ancient Egyptians believed in more than 2,000 deities! They had gods for everything, from dangers to chores! Each had different responsibilities and needed to be worshipped so that life could be kept in balance.
8) Cats were considered to be a sacred animal by the Ancient Egyptians. It’s thought that most families kept a cat as a pet, which they believed would bring the household good luck!
9) Love playing boardgames with your pals? Well, gang, so did the Ancient Egyptians! One popular game was Senet, which was played for over 2,000 years! The game involved throwing sticks (in the same way we throw dice) to see how many squares to move your piece forward on the board.
10) The Ancient Egyptians invented lots of things we still use today, such as paper, pens, locks and keys and – believe it or not – toothpaste!