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What's in a Name? Learn How to Draw Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs and Names

Students will learn about how Ancient Egyptian Kings and Queens (Pharaohs) used hieroglyphs to write their names. We will study the names of the famous Pharaoh King Tutankhamun, and students will draw their own names in using hieroglyphs.
Jenn Bassman
3 total reviews for this teacher
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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
• Students will learn that Ancient Egyptian Kings and Queens were given two royal names composed of hieroglyphs. 
* Students will learn the two names of the famous Pharaoh King Tutankamun.
• Students will use the basic hieroglyphic alphabet to find the letters for their own names, and draw, write or illustrate their names using one of the two royal naming conventions. 
• Students will learn the terms/words: HIEROGLYPH, CARTOUCHE, PHARAOH, KMT/KEMET, TUTANKHAMUN
Jenn Bassman is a trained archaeological illustrator who worked on the excavation of the tomb of King Amenmesse (KV10) in the Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Egypt. She LOVES sharing about all things EGYPT! 
Paper, pencil, colored pencils, markers, crayons, etc. Basically anything you like to draw with! If you would like to print a copy of the Egyptian Hieroglyphic Alphabet you can find it here: https://www.egyptabout.com/search/label/Hieroglyphics
Students are welcome to share their completed names when completed for informal/positive feedback and commentary. 
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Jenn Bassman
Lives in the United States
Mom, Farmer and Artist with a passion for Positive Youth Development
3 total reviews
3 completed classes

About Me

Hello! My name is Jenn (she/her). I live in upstate New York on a 15-acre livestock farm with my husband and 12 year old daughter named Zhora, who is a competitive dancer.

I am looking forward to teaching classes about animals, art and history... 
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