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Historic Connections is all about do!
Make Ancient History come alive in your classroom by using one of our many hands on activities...
Do Archaeology in the Classroom...or the school yard using one of our Archaeology Lesson Kits our our Archaeology Outdoor Kit!
Do Ancient Writing in the classroom...
Do whatever your topic is by using one of our historic replicas that the students can feel and touch!
Do lessons on Ancient Egypt using blank sheets of Papyrus. Check out our Interactive Papyrus Page. We import the papyrus from Cairo.
Study ancient Rome or medieval times using replica armour.
Set up a display in the school library, have students help with the display and take responsibility for its maintenance.
We have a very limited supply of Interactive Artifact Handling Kits. The kits will comprise a small selection of ancient antiquities or pottery items along with a printable archaeologists report sheet. Imagine your students handling ancient arrowheads, rings and coins from ancient Rome, or a selection of Medieval pottery.
A great way to get student fascinated in their studies.
Archaeology Classroom Kits - Inclusions
Relief panel of Cleopatra
This is a relief panel depicting Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator dressed as Isis.
Who was Cleopatra? What is a relief panel and how was it made? Why the fancy headdress? What role did Cleopatra play and why was Cleopatra VII so much more famous than the other Cleopatras?
Relief Panel of the Scribe Hesire.
This is a casting of a relief panel depicting a famous Egyptian named Hesire. The imagery gives us a lot of information about him. You may have to restore this item once you hac=ve excavated it?
How can you tell this guy is a scribe? What items is he carrying and what might they have been used for? Can you find his name amongst the hieroglyphs?
What other roles did Desire play in the royal palace?
Egyptian "Fog" Oil Lamp
This is a replica of an oil lamp from Egypt with an image of a frog engraved on its top. Can you find out when this type of oil lamp may have been made? What were oil lamps used for? How were they made? What type of oil would have been used in this lamp? Why a frog?
Statue of Hatshepsut?
Who was Hatshepsut and why is she so famous? How did she as a female ascend the throne of Egypt and rule as Pharaoh?
Why were so many images of her defaced? There is a large temple dedicated to her in Egypt. Where is it? Describe it and
any unusual relief panels there?
The gods of Egypt
In some of your excavations you will find small statues of the various gods that the Egyptians included in their Mythology. They all had unusual designs as they depicted various stories from Egyptian Mythology.
Can you identify which god you have excavated? What are the distinguishing features that help you identify it? Why do you thing this statue depicts this god? Is there a particular feature that the ancient Egyptians would have identified to match this figure with this god? Can you explain what "Mythology" is? What was there so much mythology used in Egypt?
Egyptian Mummy Tags
Mummy tags were used during the process of Mummification ion ancient Egypt. They had various text types written on them.
Can you recognise the text on your mummy tag? Is it write-in Egyptian or another language? Can you work out what language it is written in?
What were mummy tags used for? Why are they important? How were they attached?
Relief Panel from a palace wall in ancient Egypt.
This is a replica of a relief panel that was cut into the wall of a palace in Egypt. The who image sits below the surface.
How do you think they made this panel? Why a cobra? Why were Egyptian relief panels designed to show the side of the face and not the front?
Servant of the Afterlife. Small statues placed in the tomb in large numbers meant to serve the deceased in the afterlife. They came in many shapes, designs and forms and were made of many different materials from wood, to faience to stone. The were mummiform in shape and mostly held a pair of tools over each shoulder.
The Ushabtis found in your kit made need restoration or may be fragmented with missing pieces. You will need to restore your Ushabti if you can find all the pieces.
What were Ushabtis used for, see if you can research and find out more information? How many did Tutankhamen have in his tomb and how many different designs?
Does your ushabtis have text written on it? What is Faience? What other names were given to Ushabtis? If you were able to take servants into your afterlife, what type of tasks would you have them do?
If your ushabti is fragmented (i.e. is missing pieces) how tall do you think it was originally?
Amarna Period relief practise panel
A relief panel from Amarna most likely of Pharaoh Akhenaten himself.
There were many reliefs carved during the Amarna period when Pharaoh Akhenaten moved the Egyptian capital to Amarna and closed all the Temples.
There are a number or practise relief panels depicting Akhenaten himself.
What was so unusual about Pharaoh Akhenaten and his move to Amarna. What is the main distinguishing style of all the reliefs at Amarna?
Why do you think Pharaoh Akhenaten is depicted so differently from all the other Pharaohs of Egypt. What famous sculptures also came from Amarna?
Graffiti Ostraca from Tel el Medina
A limestone fragment with a crudely scratched relief image of a worker from Tel El Medina.
What was El Medina and who lived there. What does this graffiti depict? Why would someone have bothered to carve such a graffiti?
What does it tell us about the workers?
Tomb wall relief panel.
A relief panel depicting three women musicians.
What instruments are these ladies playing? What are the cone shaped objects on their heads?
Why would this have been carved on a tomb wall?
Hands on HISTORY....That is what
we are all about!
Why use our products?
Hands on activities enrich the students learning processes.
They provide a means for moving the student beyond the standard classroom learning environment.
They allow Ancient History and Archaeology to be presented in a variety of ways.
Coupled with regular classroom exercises, they allow for various learning styles and capabilities to be stimulated and so create an atmosphere where all students can work to their maximum potential.
They provide the student with structured visual and tactile experinces by stimulating multiple senses. They provide hands on discovery and coupled with lesson exercises stimulate inquiry processing.
The idea is to stimulate the students to learn rather than forcing them to learn......
Bring Ancient History alive.......
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