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Learning Exercise: Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt
The civilization of Ancient Egypt focused their energies on preparing for an afterlife. This site maintained by the British Museum offers a more detailed look on the Ancient Egyptian practices of worship with the study of gods and goddesses, mummification, and the pyramids.
Course: Western Civilization


Submitted by:
William Paquette
Date Last Modified:
June 22, 2008


Instructions: Click "go to material." When the image appears on screen, click on the image. The site offers segments on "gods and goddesses," "mummification," "pyramids," "temples," pharaoh," and "geography" and "daily life." This assignment will focus ONLY on gods and goddesses, mummification, temples and the pyramids. Each segment has three parts: Story, Explore, and Challenge. For gods and goddesses, mummification, temples and pyramids, read all the parts of "Story" and "Explore." You may access the "Challenge" segment if you wish, but it is NOT part of the assignment and the user will need to download Adobe Shockwave (a free download). After reading all the required parts, write a 7-9 page paper describing in detail Egyptian Religious practices.



  • College General Ed
  • College Lower Division
  • High School


Ancient Egypt Pyramids Ancient Religions Mummification


Some basic knowledge about death and burial practices in Ancient Egypt.

Learning Objectives

To acquaint students with knowledge about the pantheon of Ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses. To acquaint students with knowledge about the construction and use of the Pyramids in preparation for the afterlife. To acquaint students with the process of mummification.

Type of Task

  • Individual
  • Student-centered
  • Supplemental Activity
  • Unsupervised



Technical Notes

Student will need to download Adobe Shockwave for accessing the Challenge component.