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  1. 1. The Ancient Civilization of KushTeachers Education Institute A Major African Civilization Kush rules Egypt Kush defeats RomeTeachers Education Institute Teachers Education Institute Teachers Education Institute • How many of our students, when they study the ancient cultures of Mesopotamia, Egypt or • How many students would be Greece, are aware that at the same time as these • How many students would aware that a Roman army at the civilizations existed another major civilization be aware that the 25th time of the Emperor Augustus thrived in the interior of Africa? Dynasty in Egypt was a • That at the time of the Minoan and was challenged and defeated by Dynasty of Kings from an an African army led by a strong Mycenaean cultures of Greece, the pre-Aryan cities of India, and the Sumerian cities of African culture south of and powerful queen? Mesopotamia there was a major civilization in Egypt? the interior of Africa. Teachers’ Education Institute Copyright © TEI 2004 2 Teachers’ Education Institute Copyright © TEI 2004 3 Teachers’ Education Institute Copyright © TEI 2004 4 Queens rule Kush African-American students Where is information available on theTeachers Education Institute Teachers Education Institute should learn about this Teachers Education Institute Ancient Civilization of Kush? • And let me ask you this last question. important part of their heritage • How many girls in our classes, when • Our material is unique and further information is available at: learning about the mighty Roman • If the answer to these questions is, http://members.cox.net/waldorfedu/waldorfeduPages/Kush.html Emperors, the great pharaohs of Egypt, and “not many, if any at all,” then it is time http://members.cox.net/waldorfedu/weredu/wereduPages/Kush.html the male leaders and decision makers of to bring the ancient civilization of Kush • An evaluation of our material by one of the leading authorities on Greece, are also aware of the female into the middle grade curriculum. Ancient Kush is at: leadership of an African civilization? http://members.cox.net/waldorfedu/weredu/wereduPages/Burstein.html • That through all of these periods a • All students, but especially • Free lessons at: http://tei.no-ip.biz/OverviewElessonsKush.htm civilization existed that was ruled, for some African-American, should learn about of the time, by powerful queens. the ancient civilization of Kush. Teachers’ Education Institute Copyright © TEI 2004 5 Teachers’ Education Institute Copyright © TEI 2004 6 Teachers’ Education Institute Copyright © TEI 2004 7 Teachers’ Education Institute Copyright © TEI 2004
  2. 2. Teachers Education Institute A Major African Civilization How many of our students, when they study the ancient cultures of Mesopotamia, Egypt or Greece, are aware that at the same time as these civilizations existed another major civilization thrived in the interior of Africa? That at the time of the Minoan and Mycenaean cultures of Greece, the pre-Aryan cities of India, and the Sumerian cities of Mesopotamia there was a major civilization in the interior of Africa. Teachers’ Education Institute Copyright © TEI 2004 2
  3. 3. Teachers Education Institute Kush rules Egypt How many students would be aware that the 25th Dynasty in Egypt was a Dynasty of Kings from an African culture south of Egypt? Teachers’ Education Institute Copyright © TEI 2004 3
  4. 4. Teachers Education Institute Kush defeats Rome How many students would be aware that a Roman army at the time of the Emperor Augustus was challenged and defeated by an African army led by a strong and powerful queen? Teachers’ Education Institute Copyright © TEI 2004 4
  5. 5. Queens rule KushTeachers Education Institute And let me ask you this last question. How many girls in our classes, when learning about the mighty Roman Emperors, the great pharaohs of Egypt, and the male leaders and decision makers of Greece, are also aware of the female leadership of an African civilization? That through all of these periods a civilization existed that was ruled, for some of the time, by powerful queens. Teachers’ Education Institute Copyright © TEI 2004 5
  6. 6. African-American studentsTeachers Education Institute should learn about this important part of their heritage If the answer to these questions is, “not many, if any at all,” then it is time to bring the ancient civilization of Kush into the middle grade curriculum. All students, but especially African-American, should learn about the ancient civilization of Kush. Teachers’ Education Institute Copyright © TEI 2004 6
  7. 7. Where is information available on theTeachers Education Institute Ancient Civilization of Kush? Our material is unique and further information is available at: http://members.cox.net/waldorfedu/waldorfeduPages/Kush.html http://members.cox.net/waldorfedu/weredu/wereduPages/Kush.html An evaluation of our material by one of the leading authorities on Ancient Kush is at: http://members.cox.net/waldorfedu/weredu/wereduPages/Burstein.html Free lessons at: http://tei.no-ip.biz/OverviewElessonsKush.htm Teachers’ Education Institute Copyright © TEI 2004 7
  8. 8. 23 e-lessons on Kush E-L 4.01-4.06Teachers Education Institute • E-lesson 4.01 introduces teachers to the study of Ancient Kush. • In E-L 4.02 students are introduced to the opera Aida and the location of Kush. • Geography of the Nile Valley is the subject matter of E-L 4.03. • In E-L 4.04 the chronology of Kush/Egypt and creating a timeline are covered. • In E-L 4.05, the early history of Kush is studied. • Students learn about t he Kerma Period and life in the city of Kerma in E-L 4.06. Teachers’ Education Institute Copyright © TEI 2004 7
  9. 9. 23 e-lessons on Kush E-L 4.07-4.12Teachers Education Institute • In E-L 4.07 students learn about pottery and burial in Kerma. These are covered through a story, activities and a guided reading activity. • The subject matter of E-L 4.08 describes how the end of Kerma Culture occurred. • Students learn, in E-L 4.09, about the Egyptianization of Kush and the life of a Kushite Boy in Egypt. • E-L 4.10 introduces teachers to Kush as a world power, Jebel Barkal , Piye as ruler of Kush and Egypt, the Napatan- Meroitic Period, pottery, saqia, irrigation, religion and Candace Amanirenas and the attack on Aswan. • E-L 4.11 students are introduced to the time when Kush was a world power. • E-L 4.12 is about Piye as ruler of Kush and Egypt. Teachers’ Education Institute Copyright © TEI 2004 7
  10. 10. 23 e-lessons on Kush E-L 4.13-4.18Teachers Education Institute 1. Howard Kendall’s famous expedition to Jebel Barkal is covered in E-L 4.13. 2. In E-L 4.14 students learn about the Napatan-Meroitic Period. 3. Various subjects including pottery, saqia and irrigation are covered in E-L 4.15. 4. Through different activities including a story together with a guided reading activity, students learn, in E-L 4.16, about religion and Arkamani. 5. In E-L 4.17 students learn about Candace Amanirenas and the attack on Aswan through a story and drama. 6. Using the material and templates provided in E-L 4.18 students can build a model about the Napatan-Meroitic Period. Teachers’ Education Institute Copyright © TEI 2004 7
  11. 11. 23 e-lessons on Kush E-L 4.19-4.23Teachers Education Institute 1. In total there are twenty-three review exercises. 2. E-L 4.19 Kush Review Exercises 1 is on geography, climate and history. 3. Kush Review Exercises 2 (E-L 4.20) is about the early history of Kush and cataracts. 4. E-L 4.21contains review exercises on the Kerma Period and pottery. 5. In E-L 4.22 there are review exercises on life in Kerma and the Egyptianization of Kush. 6. Various areas are covered in E-L 4.23 including Jebel Barkal, the Napatan-Meroitic Period and Meroe. Teachers’ Education Institute Copyright © TEI 2004 7
  12. 12. Details of e-lessons on KushTeachers Education Institute Details of e-lessons at http://members.cox.net/e-lessons Email David at tei@cox.net These 15 e-lessons are based on the Waldorf/WideHorizon Teaching Packs: Ancient Civilizations Details of WideHorizon Resources (9 Teacher Packs) at: http://members.cox.net/waldorfedu/weredu/index.html Details of Waldorf Resources lessons and packs(9 Units divided into 32 SubUnits) at: http://members.cox.net/waldorfedu/waldorfeduPages/World Teachers’ Education Institute Copyright © TEI 2004 7

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