Gender Roles in Ancient Egyptian Society

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After reading about the legal status of women in the Old Kingdom of ancient Egypt and doing some additional research, your young historians will work in groups to develop short skits that reflect a typical gender-role related scenario that may have occurred in ancient Egyptian times.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Classroom Considerations

  • For a more accurate portrayal of ancient Egyptian life, give learners enough time to do some additional research on cultural norms and everyday practices
  • If using the Johnson module mentioned in resource for research, make sure to support learners as they explore the online resource in how to search for appropriate sources
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  • Engaging and interactive activity
  • Includes rubric to assess skit

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