This lesson introduces students to Egyptian art, culture, and history through the ancient tomb paintings and mythological figures of the Book of the Dead.
Students will examine the art and history of ancient Egypt through the oldest writing system in the world. This lesson teaches students how to understand and write Egyptian hieroglyphs.
Find out what ancient maps can tell us about the aspirations of those who made them.
Debate the relationship between individual rights and the rule of law with a philosopher condemned to death.
By studying paintings from the Cave of Lascaux and other caves in France, students will discover that pictures can be a way of communicating beliefs and ideas and can give us clues today about what life was like long ago.
"…a devastation of the loveliest of lands, in a memorable disaster shared by peoples and cities."...Pliny the Younger