Social Studies

π“‚€ Your Everyday Life in Ancient Kemet (Egypt) - 4 sessionsπ“‚€

You're a teenager in a regular "middle-class" family in ancient Egypt (known to the Egyptians as "Kemet"). Discover what life would have been like - compared to today - with your peers in Egypt's Middle Kingdom from 1975 BCE to 1640 BCE.
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Completed by 9 learners

55 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 4 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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Available Times

Pacific Time

Fri Jul 1

Jul 1 - Jul 22 (4 weeks)
3pm - 3:55pm
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Tue Aug 2

Aug 2 - Aug 23 (4 weeks)
3pm - 3:55pm
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Mon Sep 5

Sep 5 - Sep 26 (4 weeks)
4pm - 4:55pm
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Class Experience

Students will learn that:
1. Because of the way the ancient Egyptian government was organized under the pharaoh, Kemet was often more of a socialist  nation rather than under tyrannical rule.
2. Part of what made Egypt so great and long-lasting is that the average people felt responsibility for the land (even if it wasn't their own) and were often recruited to fix canals and public structures when they weren't busy earning their livings.
3. Women in ancient Egypt had more rights than almost any other nation in the ancient world - and that counts for many modern nations on earth today, as well,
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 which they will know in advance.  I will be thrilled if some students ask to do something for the next class.
Learners will receive files to download before each class.  They will need nothing except materials or devices if they want to take notes on their own.
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 about the supposed sexual freedom young couples had before marriage.  Also, most ancient Egyptian art shows some nudity.
I will be referring to many different websites that feature information on everyday life 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
119 total reviews
172 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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