𓅓𓇋𓅲 Egyptian Wildcats: How They Became Loveable House Cats (Small Class!)
Ilene Sennuwy Springer
Weren't the ancient Egyptians the first to domesticate cats? Actually no. But the Egyptians were the first to draw them as pets. Let's thank the Egyptian/African Wildcat: the cat of all domesticated felines right down to your very own.
US Grade 9 - 12
Photo Credit Above: From YouTube "How We Domesticated Cats Twice" 💥 For more scheduled classes, please scroll up for “Show Alternative Times.” 𓂀 𓂀 𓂀 𓂀 𓂀 𓂀 𓂀 𓂀 𓂀 𓂀 𓂀 𓂀 𓂀 𓂀 𓂀 𓂀 𓂀 𓂀 𓂀 𓂀 𓂀 𓂀 𓂀 𓂀 People Ask: * Why are domesticated cats smaller than their wild counterparts? « ** They are smaller because they don't have to fight off predators as in the wild. They say that cats were once worshipped as gods and goddesses and they've never forgotten. And isn't that the truth!? From the...
√The difference between domestication and taming. √The definition of a species and subspecies. √What biologists consider the first cat ever. √Why did domestic cats get smaller and change in behavior in comparison to their ancestors or other cat species? √The difference between stray and feral cats.
I hold a Diploma in Egyptology from Oxford College in England and a Certificate of Museum Studies from Harvard University. And I’ve been to Egypt three times on personalized, educational tours. I am also a certified substitute teacher in the New Mexico and New Hampshire public school systems. I've been captivated by ancient Egypt since I was 10 years old. And I feel it's my destiny to share my enthusiasm for and expertise on this beautiful and brilliant 5000-year-old civilization with all of you. I hope to see you soon in this class. I think you'll agree that The Egyptian Room is an attractive, fun and inspiring place to learn.
Assessments OfferedWe will informally go over the quiz that we covered at the beginning of the lesson to see how much the kids have learned.
1 file available upon enrollmentI will supply everything for this class. I will ask students to voluntarily submit photos of their cats so we can have a fun time talking about them.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
- Smithsonian Magazine
- Washington Post - Most Popular Cat States
- The Origins and the History of the Egyptian Mau
- The Origins of Cats - International Cat Care
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences - "Earliest evidence for commensal processes of cat domestication"
- The 10 Oldest Cat Breeds In Existence
- Feral and Stray Cats—An Important Difference
- The Evolution of Cats (Scientific American) Killarney Cat Hospital
- YouTube - How We Domesticated Cats Twice
There is no reason for parental guidance.
We will look at images from websites on cats and their evolution. Students will also have the choice of videos to watch.
Meet the teacher
Remember! Women's History Month, starting on March 1st. Please check out my classes: Cleopatra of Egypt: The Last 24 Hours (Small Class!) 𓎢𓃭𓅂𓅱𓊪𓄿𓏏𓂋𓄿. https://outschool.com/classes/07e61c77-dedf-45bd-a410-b461bba69240/schedule "What Ancient...
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