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The Bird of Destiny: Ancient Egypt

The relatively high status of women and the wide range of their work are seen this story set in Egypt during the reign of Queen Hatshepsut. The unit offers primary source information on this 18th dynasty queen, a way to examine womens' rights in the United States, and how to use place names and descriptions to reconstruct an ancient map.

 

Spiralbound, 39 pages
8.5 x 11 inches
ISBN 0-9625880-8-3

© 1991
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

The Bird of Destiny Story - Wia leaves her farm to become a dancer on an estate near Thebes. Her best friend's death and her kidnapping and adventures in Hatshepsut's gold mines change her life.

Activities/Student Worksheets

Flash - Hatshepsut Overthrown!!!! - using primary source descriptions to create a TV news program about the queen.

Women's Rights: Ancient Egypt and the United States - defining rights. Comparing rights of today's women with those of 18th dynasty women.

Images of Women's Work - period paintings and sculpture illustrating the labor of women.

Songs and Advice - analyzing primary sources.

Places in Wia's World - clues help locate the sites of ancient places on a modern map.

Background Essay: Women in Ancient Egypt

Selected Bibliography


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