12th May 2022
An activity that combines listening & reading, collecting information, and allows for creative thinking, not to mention introducing students to different cultures and legends.
Today we are going to learn about some of the ancient Egyptian gods. First, where is Egypt ? In which continent is Egypt ?
Egypt is in the north – east of Africa.
What ancient buildings can you see in Egypt ?
The Pyramids, the largest one was built about 2,500 BC (about 4,500 years ago), and at 481 feet (146.6 metres) was the tallest building for 3,800 years (NOTE 1).
The creature in front is called the Sphinx. What kind of animal is the Sphinx ?
The Sphinx has the face of a woman, the body of a lion and the wings of a bird (maybe a falcon or eagle).
Ancient Egypt was thousands of years ago, from 3150 BC (BCE) to 332 BC (BCE). Animals were very important.
What animals can you see in this picture ?
We are going to focus on four Gods:
Thoth // Bastet // Ra // Anubis
Let’s return to our two gods
Thoth and Bastet
Watch this video, and write down information about the gods.
What animals do they look like ?
What can they do ?
What animal was Bastet ?
Bastet was a cat, and cats were very important in Ancient Egypt. Can you think why ? What do cats like to chase and eat ? Check your answers:
Now … be creative. Invent a God from your country. First, think what animals you have, then what they can do. Don’t forget to tell me why.
Use crayons, colour pencils. If you can’t draw, it’s OK; just write me a magnificent story. Don’t forget to use the amazing adjectives you have been taught.
Would you like some music to help you while you work ?
Note 1: The first buildings to be taller were cathedrals, in England. St Paul’s was in London, then the cathedral in Lincoln became the tallest building in the world.
Note 2: The British Council ‘LearnEnglishKids’ page has some excellent resources and free print-outs.
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