Egyptian Art Teacher Resources
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Traders of the Lost Art
Learners work in small groups to investigate a variety of art and architecture forms common during the Old Kingdom epoch in Ancient Egypt. Learners then evaluate how these art forms reflect a culture's beliefs and values. And, finally, groups do research on an assigned art form and create an example.
Exploring Egyptian Culture and Pyramids
Students access a variety of Egyptian Culture and pyramid related resources on the Internet. They explore various websites, read articles, create an Egyptian art figure, construct a model of a pyramid, and describe the mummification process.
Ancient Egyptian Cartouche
The best part about teaching sixth grade is ancient history. Kids love learning about the ancient past and they'll love creating Egyptian cartouches using real hieroglyphics. They'll discuss ancient art forms, practice drawing ancient hieroglyphs, and discuss the cultural significance of the ancient cartouche. Everything needed is included.
The Well of Truth
Second graders explore the Egyptian folktale, The Well of Truth. In this folktale lesson, 2nd graders read the tale and discuss the events from the text. Students write a diary entry from the point of view of a character in the text. There is an art activity included in this lesson where students discuss and create Egyptian art. Students use a recipe for Egyptian Cucumber Salad and make the dish for the class. There is also a math activity related to crops.
Egyptian Relic: Ceramics Lesson
Egyptian artwork is inspiring in so many ways. Learners discover the world of Egyptian relics as they make a ceramic version of their own. Multiple resource links and full instructions make this a fun and easy-to-incorporate art project that has historical significance.
Ninth graders investigate the different types of Egyptian art including relief sculpture, sculpture in the round, and Egyptian architecture. They view and discuss pictures of Egyptian sarcophagi and compare them with current day coffins and grave markers. As a culminating activity they create a sarcophagus cover.
Mesopotamian Tablet, Egyptian Art
First graders examine cuneiform writing from a stone tablet, then write a simple sentence using pictographs. They analyze various examples of Egyptian art, construct a model of an Egyptian boat, and create a class painting using glyphs from each student.
Create an Egyptian Tomb Wall
Students create a timeline of the duration and stability of the Ancient Egyptian culture. They add important historical events on the timeline. They create Egyptian artwork and hieroglyphics on a tomb wall.
Students explore Egyptian mummification and burial practices. They conduct research on gods, goddesses, afterlife, and mummification. Students dissect and mummify a frog "pharaoh and create a tomb wall for their frog "pharaoh."
Draw Like an Egyptian
Students craft their own Egyptian art. In this ancient Egyptian art instructional activity, students explore Egyptian art and create their own work following the 4 guidelines presented in the instructional activity.
Egyptian Symbols: What story do they tell?
Students create a stele to represent what symbols are the most important to them. In this symbols lesson plan, students learn about Egyptian symbols, and then put their own important symbols into model magic clay according to their size and importance.
Students examine how repeated shapes, lines, and colors make patterns. For this patterning lesson, students view images of a Mummy Case to see how patterns are formed. They talk about Egyptian hieroglyphs and examine how they were painted on both sides of the case. There is an extensive teacher's guide included.
Sixth graders demonstrate their knowledge of Earth clay construction by creating, inscribing, and glazing an earth clay Egyptian cartouche. The activity culminates with learners sharing their knowledge of key terms in the activity through written assessment. Terrific!
Lesson: A Face to Remember
Oh those awesome ancient Egyptians! Kids hit the books for an art analysis lesson. They research the art, culture, and beliefs of ancient Egyptians in regard to their use and creation of mummy cases. They write a compare and contrast essay that focuses on written versus visual information. They then create a mummy case that represents their personal beliefs. The resource includes tons of great images!
Draw Like an Egyptian
Students discover the cultural history of Egypt by illustrating Egyptian figures. In this art history lesson, students analyze the Egyptian styles of figure drawings and emulate that by creating their own illustrations using an Egyptian canon to tell a story.
A Glimpse into the Past of Ancient Egyptian Culture
Students explore ancient Egyptian culture, and relate the lives of ancient Egyptians to their own.
Racism, Gender, Ethnicity, and Aesthetics in the Art of Graffiti
Young scholars describe how graffiti is a part of everyday culture. They develop basic vocabulary terms for thinking and writing about graffiti and make and justify judgments about aesthetics qualities in graffiti art. They compare and contrast specific works of Basquiat in graffiti, and how graffiti played a major role in his art style.
Egyptian Symbols and Figures: Hieroglyphs
Learners explore the writing, art, and religious beliefs of ancient Egypt through hieroglyphs, one of the oldest writing systems in the world, and through tomb paintings. Hieroglyphs consist of pictures of familiar objects that represent sounds.
Egyptian Symbols and Figures: Scroll Paintings
Explore the writing, art, and religious beliefs of ancient Egypt through hieroglyphs, one of the oldest writing systems in the world, and through tomb paintings. Hieroglyphs consist of pictures of familiar objects that represent sounds.
Write Like an Egyptian
Students study the discovery and import of the Scorpion Tableau. They research other examples of ancient writing systems and synthesize their knowledge of them by designing new writing systems based on these early models.