The Pyramids of Ancient Egypt: What Came Before and After Giza?
In this three-week course, we will learn about the many pyramids of ancient Egypt!
US Grade 3 - 6
When we think of Egypt, what immediately comes to mind are the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx in Giza. We also think of the pharaohs who built them and the hieroglyphs that adorn them. But what happened before these great pyramids were built? And what about after? In this class, we will discover, over a period of three weeks, how the concept of pyramids was created. Who was responsible for the idea? How did it all start? Did you know that there are about 125 pyramids along the Nile? We...
Students will learn about the development of the pyramids and look at several examples of early pyramids that shaped the concept of the great monuments at Giza. Other topics considered are mummification, hieroglyphs and wall paintings. Learners will be able to identify certain aspects of the culture by the end of classes
I am a trained archaeologist, and I excavated at sites such as Mytilene and Kommos in Greece for many field seasons. I have travelled extensively through Europe, and I have taught Greek and Roman art, archaeology and mythology at Concordia University, Montréal. I held a position at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada, where I created and led tours for children on the topics of Greek, Roman and Egyptian archaeology, the Medieval period, dinosaurs and natural history. More recently, I have taught labs on water science and solar energy to Kindergarten and Grade 1 students through Scientists in School. Since July 2021, I have had the pleasure of teaching many archaeology and ancient civilizations classes on Outschool.
I always encourage the learners to draw as the look at the visuals. Please provide paper and pencils and a comfortable place to draw.
We will be looking at mummies and mummification in this course. Please make sure your learner is able to handle this material before enrolling. Please contact me if you have any questions.
I will present the class material through the use of visuals from my own extensive private collection and from archaeological excavations and museum collections. As an archaeologist, I base my classes on scholarly texts, scientific secondary sources such as textbooks, scholarly journals (Archaeology Magazine, National Geographic, Penn University publications, etc.), and archaeological reports, while keeping it age appropriate. Other visuals than my own are drawn from sites such as Open Licensed Images, Ancient World Image Bank, World History Encyclopedia, the New York Public Library Digital Collection, Unsplash, and Public Domain Pictures. All sites allow for free use of images, with credits. Learners do not need to access any external sites during class.
Meet the teacher
Hi! My name is Josée and I am originally from Montréal, Québec, Canada. I have always wanted to study archaeology, travel and go on excavations, and I have been very lucky to be able to fulfill my dreams! I have earned a double major in...
$14weekly or $41 for 3 classes
1x per week, 3 weeks
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Live video meetings
3-9 learners per class