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π“‚€ Why the Nile Beguiles: Bewitches and Deceives (3 sessions) π“‚€

Find out why the Nile's geological impact, history, wildlife and mysticism make it the most famous river in the ancient (and modern) world.
Ilene Sennuwy Springer
126 total reviews for this teacher
5 reviews for this class
Completed by 9 learners
60 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 3 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a β€œMulti-Day” course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Fri Sep 16

Sep 16 - Sep 30 (3 weeks)
5pm - 6pm
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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 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 for a 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.
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.
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.
1 hour 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.


Ilene Sennuwy Springer
Lives in the United States
The Ancient Egyptian Room with Sennuwy
126 total reviews
186 completed classes

About Me

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 were all shocked until I...Β 
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