Walk Like an Egyptian: Day in the Life
Site: Discovery Centre
History, Art, Cross Curricular, Science
A member of staff or freelancer leads this activity.
Forget pharaohs and pyramids – see how the common man lived and worked!
Pupils will become Egyptologists for the day and use real artefacts and archaeological discoveries to find out about daily life in Ancient Egypt, from priests in temples to farmers by the Nile. They will handle real Egyptian artefacts and visit the 3,000 year old mummy bandages
All workshops at the Discovery Centre include a tour of our museum store where we house the million objects looked after by Leeds Museums and Galleries
Want to make a day of it? Consider visiting Leeds City Museum at the same time, so you can explore life and death in ancient Egypt in one day.
This workshop can also be run as outreach in school, ask us for details.
“Handling real artefacts… makes history real.” KS3 teacher
For more information, contact the Learning & Access Officer on 0113 378 2102.
History key concepts: Develop a chronologically secure knowledge, use historical terminology, determine cause and effect
History themes: ancient Egypt
Literacy: Speaking, Listening & Reading
Science: scientific enquiry
Cost: £60 per class
Maximum numbers: Class of 30