Ancient Egypt

Author: April Thomas
Year: 2022
Artform: Theatre
Subjects: Social Studies
Grade: 6th Grade
Duration: 1 Session

Students use pantomime and role-playing to understand the roles in ancient Egypt


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Standards & Objectives

Fine Art Standards
Integrated Standards

I can use pantomime and role-plays to understand the roles in ancient Egypt.

Teaching and Timeline


Warm Up:

Night at the Museum:

  • Everyone is going to be a statue, and they can’t let the janitor catch them moving.
  • The janitor will move slowly around the room, pointing his/her flashlight at the statues.
  • If the janitor shines the flashlight on a student and that student moves/laughs/etc., the janitor will have to go to the designated area and do 5 jumping jacks (or consequence of your choice) to get back into the game.
  • If playing this indoors/in a classroom, encourage students to be sneaky when they’re moving around. You do not want the janitor to hear you moving!


Read Aloud:

The Scarab’s Secret by Nick Would, Illustrated by Christina Balit

Work Period


Jobs in Ancient Egypt:





Steal the Scepter:

Keeper of the Scepter:

  • Ancient
  • Architecture
  • Innovations
  • Irrigation
  • Social Class
  • Vocation

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