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Lessons 1 & 2: The Pyramids


There is so much to learn about the famous pyramids that it will take both our lessons to look at them. Several activities will be given for the pyramids for two lessons so you don't have to complete them all in one go or you can simply choose which activities you would like to complete. Have fun learning!

The pyramids may be one of the first things that you think of when you think of Ancient Egypt but did you know that they were only built during the time of the Old Kingdom? Use the PDF, videos and websites below to find out some more about the pyramids. 

Research questions

  • Why were they built?
  • Who built them?
  • When were they built?
  • How did you build them?

Horrible Histories: Awful Egyptians: The First Pyramid

Task 1

Using your research questions write a short paragraph about the pyramids. Don't forget to include lots of interesting details!

Task 2

Complete this worksheet about the different types of pyramids.

Task 3

Why not have a go at this pyramid maths challenge!

Task 4

Time to get creative and build your very own pyramid! Choose from the options below and get started! Don't forget that you can share what you've made via Facebook, we'd love to see it!

Horrible Histories - Awful Egyptians | Compilation

Lots of weird Ancient Egyptians in this video including pyramid building, hairstyles, strange Pharaohs and hieroglyphics