14 About This Module: Egyptian Culture

Topics Covered:

  • Egyptian Civilization to Include
    • Menkaure and his wife
    • Senusret
    • Hatshepsut
    • Akhenaten and Nefertiti
    • Egyptian Creation Myth
    • Book of the Dead

This module introduces students to artistic, religious, and political expressions within Egyptian culture that developed between prehistory and the Hellenistic age. Students will determine what cultural artifacts such as the Narmer Palette and Ramses Great Temple tell us about their historical context. Students will demonstrate understanding of cultural expressions by distinguishing Amarna era art from the art of other Egyptian eras. Finally, students will also demonstrate proficiency in critical thought by assessing how far Pharaonic depictions remained the same from the Old Kingdom to the New Kingdom of Egypt. (1)

Learning Outcomes Related to this Module

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in critical thinking
  2. Recognize the relationships between cultural expressions and their contexts
  3. Understand cultural expressions
  4. Interpret and evaluate cultural artifacts and/or their contexts for significance


Upon completion of this module, the student will be able to:

  • Sort events in historical order from Egyptian and Mesopotamian civilization.
  • Compare the role of the Nile in Egyptian culture with the role of the Tigris and Euphrates in Mesopotamian culture.
  • Identify developments in Pyramid architecture within Egyptian culture.
  • Identify key elements of religious belief in ancient Egypt.
  • Identify distinctions between the Kingdom and Intermediate periods in Ancient Egypt.
  • Identify how the Amarna period in ancient Egypt is distinct from prior dynastic periods.
  • Identify major Egyptian figures and their achievements. (1)

Assigned Readings

  • Learning Unit – Ancient Egypt

Assignments | Learning Activities

  • Review Learning Unit
  • Participate in Discussion 3
  • Complete Timeline Assignment 3
  • Complete Assessment Module 3


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