Recreating the Narmer Palette

We make a lot of time creating new things, because creation is important, but we also like to recreate things, or re-imagine existing and historical things. It is a lot of fun of course, but it also looks great in the home education reports I have to produce to be a registered homeschooler.

We have been working on a unit on Ancient Egypt. We’ve examined the geography, looking at the role of the Nile. WE made a list of questions we wanted to investigate and looked them up. We drew maps and examined posters.

We watched a documentary called “Planet Egypt“. The first episode is about the Narmer Palette and the unification of Egypt. The Narmer Palette is a pre-dynastic artifact, that means it was before the pharaohs.
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First we gathered our inspiration. We had a lot  of pictures of the Narmer Palette, so we set those out, then we got to work with the clay.
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Once they had finished with the Palette, they decided to get working on a King Narmer model.
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Have  you tried reecreations or historically inspired creations? What works for you?

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