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Retrieve and Record Information: The Ancient Egyptians 1

In this worksheet, students will prepare for time travel to Ancient Egypt by finding out important information.

'Retrieve and Record Information: The Ancient Egyptians 1' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Reading: Comprehension

Curriculum subtopic:  Retrieve and Record Information

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Hello Time Detective! You have been selected to find out about: 

The Ancient Egyptians

 

Read this important information:

 

 

Going Back in Time to Ancient Egypt

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR TRAVELLERS

 

 

 

You will need:

  • a packed lunch
  • a change of clothes
  • a notepad 
  • a pencil
  • a camera
  • a teddy

 

Meet at:

0600 HOURS, BRITISH MUSEUM STEPS, 2015 AD

 

Flight Information:

Your flight will be in a 3675 Chesting Superspeed Techno-vessel. PLEASE NOTE: from the outside your time vessel looks like a chest of drawers.

There will be no refreshments, but there is a toilet.

 

Landing time:

0600 HOURS, SOMEWHERE NEAR CAIRO, 1100 BC 

 

EXTRA INFORMATION:

You need to find out as much information as you can, so you can bring this information back to the future.

 

 

 

Now answer the following questions based on what you have read.

Tick two things you need to take with you.

sunglasses

a teddy

a bag

a packed lunch

Where will you land?

at the British Museum

near Cairo

How are you getting there? 

Tick two answers.

in a chest of drawers

in a Chesting Superspeed Techno-vessel

in an aeroplane

Why are you going to Ancient Egypt?

to find out about Ancient Egypt

for a holiday

Time Detective, you have been given a guidebook to help you when you get there.

Read it carefully.

 

 

ANCIENT EGYPT GUIDE BOOK

Page One

 

​PHAROAHS

Ancient Egyptian kings are called Pharoahs. They are thought to be part human and part god. Pharoahs are the most important people in Ancient Egypt and must be obeyed.

In 1335 BC the Pharoah is a young boy called Tutankhamun, the boy king. He was born in 1346 BC and is now nine years old. His father was Pharoah Akhenaton or Amenhotep IV. He is married to Ankhesenamun. Pharoah Tutankhamun enjoys playing archery.

 

 

 

Who is Tutankhamun?

a Pharoah or King

a god

How old is Tutankamun in 1335 BC?

10

9

Which sport does Tutankhamun play?

archery

golf

Read this carefully.

 

 

 

ANCIENT EGYPT GUIDE BOOK

Page Four

 

GODS AND GODDESSES

Ancient Egyptians worship many different gods and goddesses; more than 2000! These gods and goddesses are often half-human and half-animal. It is important to pray for all these different deities to keep happy and well because different gods and goddesses have different jobs. 

God Ra is the sun god with a hawk's head. He is born anew every morning and makes the sun rise, travelling across the sky in his boat. Goddess Tefnut is God Ra's daughter. She is the goddess of rain and water, so if you wish to have rain, you need to pray to Tefnut. She has a lioness' head.

 

 

 

Who is God Ra?

God of Water

God of the Sun

How does God Ra travel across the sky?

he floats across

by boat

Why would you pray to Goddess Tefnut?

Tick two answers.

 

 

WELL DONE, TIME DETECTIVE! 

You are now ready to proceed on your flight to

Ancient Egypt!

5, 4, 3, 2, 1... OFF YOU GO!

 

for water

for sunshine

for rain

  • Question 1

Tick two things you need to take with you.

CORRECT ANSWER
a teddy
a packed lunch
  • Question 2

Where will you land?

CORRECT ANSWER
near Cairo
EDDIE SAYS
You will meet at British Museum, but you will land somewhere near Cairo.
  • Question 3

How are you getting there? 

Tick two answers.

CORRECT ANSWER
in a chest of drawers
in a Chesting Superspeed Techno-vessel
EDDIE SAYS
You are going in a Chesting Superspeed Techno-vessel that looks like a chest of drawers.
  • Question 4

Why are you going to Ancient Egypt?

CORRECT ANSWER
to find out about Ancient Egypt
EDDIE SAYS
You are a time detective and going to find out about Ancient Egypt.
  • Question 5

Time Detective, you have been given a guidebook to help you when you get there.

Read it carefully.

 

 

ANCIENT EGYPT GUIDE BOOK

Page One

 

​PHAROAHS

Ancient Egyptian kings are called Pharoahs. They are thought to be part human and part god. Pharoahs are the most important people in Ancient Egypt and must be obeyed.

In 1335 BC the Pharoah is a young boy called Tutankhamun, the boy king. He was born in 1346 BC and is now nine years old. His father was Pharoah Akhenaton or Amenhotep IV. He is married to Ankhesenamun. Pharoah Tutankhamun enjoys playing archery.

 

 

 

Who is Tutankhamun?

CORRECT ANSWER
a Pharoah or King
EDDIE SAYS
Tutankhamun was a Pharoah, though the Ancient Egyptians did believe he was a half-god.
  • Question 6

How old is Tutankamun in 1335 BC?

CORRECT ANSWER
9
  • Question 7

Which sport does Tutankhamun play?

CORRECT ANSWER
archery
  • Question 8

Read this carefully.

 

 

 

ANCIENT EGYPT GUIDE BOOK

Page Four

 

GODS AND GODDESSES

Ancient Egyptians worship many different gods and goddesses; more than 2000! These gods and goddesses are often half-human and half-animal. It is important to pray for all these different deities to keep happy and well because different gods and goddesses have different jobs. 

God Ra is the sun god with a hawk's head. He is born anew every morning and makes the sun rise, travelling across the sky in his boat. Goddess Tefnut is God Ra's daughter. She is the goddess of rain and water, so if you wish to have rain, you need to pray to Tefnut. She has a lioness' head.

 

 

 

Who is God Ra?

CORRECT ANSWER
God of the Sun
  • Question 9

How does God Ra travel across the sky?

CORRECT ANSWER
by boat
  • Question 10

Why would you pray to Goddess Tefnut?

Tick two answers.

 

 

WELL DONE, TIME DETECTIVE! 

You are now ready to proceed on your flight to

Ancient Egypt!

5, 4, 3, 2, 1... OFF YOU GO!

 

CORRECT ANSWER
for water
for rain
---- OR ----

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