What’s included in the Curious Trails Egyptian Mythology Unit Study:
WEEK ONE: THE NILE CROCODILE AND SOBEK
• Discover how the Nile crocodile is uniquely adapted to life in the river as its apex predator.
• Explore the role of Sobek, Lord of the Nile and Crocodiles, in Egyptian myth.
• Paint a portrait of Sobek on your own ‘papyrus’ paper.
• Conduct an experiment to see the significance of the Nile’s seasonal floods.
• Celebrate the crunching power of a crocodile with our ‘munching’ craft.
WEEK TWO: THE CAT AND BASTET
• Explore the role of the domestic cat in Egyptian society.
• Learn how cats are uniquely adapted to life as a huntress!
• Meet the cat-headed Egyptian deity, Bastet, and identify her role in myth.
• Sculpt a Bastet-inspired statue.
• Create a sistrum, Bastet’s favorite instrument.
• Discover the secret behind a cat’s agility with our cat spine model.
WEEK THREE: THE IBIS AND THOTH
• Discover how the Sacred Ibis is uniquely adapted to life in the marsh and the physics behind their migratory v-formation.
• Explore the role of Thoth in Egyptian myth, the god of writing, magic, and knowledge.
• Learn how to write your name in hieroglyphs on a cartouche.
• Be Thoth’s apprentice and begin a collection of daily scrolls.
• Create a flying ibis craft.
WEEK FOUR: THE JACKAL AND ANUBIS
• Meet the Egyptian Jackal and discover its unique adaptations for life in the desert.
• Explore the role of the jackal-headed deity, Anubis, the Egyptian god of mummification and Lord of the Afterlife.
• Conduct a mummification experiment.
• Sculpt a sacred Anubis mask like those worn by the embalming priests.
• Discover how jackal teeth are designed for their scavenger diet and compare it with our own.
Study nature poetry while enjoying Egyptian inspired Sesame Seed Bars.
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