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What Mothers Told Their Daughters in Ancient Egypt (Small Class!) 𓅓𓅱𓏏𓉔𓅂𓂋𓋴

Ilene Sennuwy Springer
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(175)
(For Older Students) In conversation and dialogue, we we'll "hear" the advice mothers gave their daughters throughout ancient Egyptian history on makeup, marriage, religion, pregnancy and childbirth, work, rights and more.

Class experience

US Grade 9 - 12
2 lessons//2 Weeks
Β Week 1
Lesson 1
Beauty, Learning, Love and Marriage, Childbirth and Children
Mother explains: √ How to be alluring - skin protection, makeup (especially for your eyes), fashion, jewelry, perfume. √ Which gods and goddesses were most important for girls and women? √ Who should you marry? What if you and your husband don't get along? √ The secret rituals about pregnancy and childbirth. √ Why do we have so many children? √ How to be a good wife, mother and domestic head of the household.
Β Week 2
Lesson 2
Work Inside and Outside the Home, Your Rights As a Woman
Daughter asks (and Mother Explains): √ What should girls/women learn to be successful at in life? √ Why can't I be a scribe? √ I see women in the market selling things. can I do that someday? √ I like music and dancing. I see women do that. Is it OK to have that as a job? √ Can I give my children anything after I move on to the after-world?
Instead of learning about women in ancient Egypt through facts, students will learn about women through imagined conversations between mother and daughters based on what it was like to be a woman in ancient Egypt.  Learners will also discover that women had more rights in ancient Egypt than in many modern societies.
I hold a Certificate of Museum Studies from Harvard University and a Diploma in Egyptology from Oxford College in England.  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 in this class.  I think you'll agree that The Egyptian Room is an attractive, fun and inspiring place to learn.  And, please, if you like, call me Ms. Sennuwy - my chosen ancient Egyptian name.
Homework Offered
Assessments Offered
There will be an informal, fun quiz at the beginning of the class (which students can download before) to see how much they know about ancient Egyptian women, and I will go over the same quiz with the students to see what they've learned after the class.
Grades Offered
Β 1 file available upon enrollment
No supplies are required except something to write on and with if a student wants to take his or her own hard-copy notes.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Students and parents should be aware that much of Egyptian art and culture contains images of male and female nudity.  Some talks between "mother and daughter " may be of a sensitive nature.
I will refer to the online Ancient History Encyclopedia and other websites which have excellent images and information on women in ancient Egypt.
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(175)
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Group Class


weekly or $40 for 2 classes
1x per week, 2 weeks
55 min

Completed by 14 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 13-18
1-4 learners per class

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