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Model Shadufs


We’ve started our Ancient Egyptians topic by firstly learning about sorting dates on a timeline using BCE and AD. Following that, we used atlases and online maps to locate Egypt, and used a variety of maps and resources to create our own maps of Ancient Egypt.


After that, we started learning about the River Nile and its importance to the Egyptians. Using aerial maps, we compared the land near the Nile to the desert areas, discovering that the majority of Egyptians live along the Nile and use the rich soil to grow their crops there. We learnt about the importance of farming in Ancient Egypt and how the Egyptians followed three seasons. In partners, we then had a go at making our own shadufs, which were devices used to lift water out of the river. Take a look at some of our designs below!


shaduf


shaduf

Posted by: The Teachers on: 14/09/2015

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