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π“‚€ Follow the Nile: Its Mystery, What's In It, What's On It (Small Class!) π“‚€

Average rating: 5.0Number of reviews: (6)
Completed by 10 learners
Find out why the Nile's geological impact, history, wildlife and mysticism make it the most famous river in the ancient (and modern) world.
year old learners
US Grade Level
learners per class


Charged upfront
$18 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 3 weeks
55 minutes per class

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Class Experience

Students will learn:
π“‚€  The different parts of rivers in general.
π“‚€  How archaeologists and geologists determine how old a river is and how it impacts its surrounding regions.
π“‚€  How the Nile provided for the ancient Egyptians besides helping with watering and fertilizing its crops.
π“‚€  How the Nile affected the spirituality of ancient Egyptians.
π“‚€  The danger of the Nile.
π“‚€  The Nile in modern times.
π“‚€ How other African nations benefit or suffer from the Nile.
π“‚€  What we need to do to save the Nile from further ecological destruction.
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'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 for a class.  I think you'll agree that The Egyptian Room is an attractive, fun and inspiring place to learn.  
Students will not be given formal homework, but I will strongly encourage students to bring in questions and comments on the following week's topic.  I would be thrilled if some students ask to contribute something for the next class.
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Students do not need any extra materials. I will send files before and after the class that will be used during the class and afterward for the student's own research, if desired.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Each week, there will be an informal and fun quiz to download and take together at the beginning of class.   At the end of each weekly class, we will review the questions and see what students have retained.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
The only sensitive information is that most ancient Egyptian art shows some nudity.  Some students may be uncomfortable talking about frightening animals, such as crocodiles and snakes that live in the Nile.
I will be referring to many different websites that feature information on the Nile in ancient Egypt.  And I welcome hearing suggestions from students regarding various resources that I may not know about.

Meet the teacher

Ilene Sennuwy Springer
Average rating: 4.9Number of reviews: (158)

Welcome to "The Ancient Egyptian Room!" 

You never know what's going to happen in here.  One time during a class, I asked a question about Cleopatra, and a voice from somewhere - not from the students - answered it.  We...Β 
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