The article itself is just a brief description of who Hatshepsut was but the TED-Ed video posted beneath could serve as a class introduction.
World history 7th Grade
I have complied some questions to go along with the clip:
- Stop the video at 40 seconds "here's the key" and have the students guess why her history may have been erased.
- Give two pieces of evidence to support the notion that having a female Pharaoh would be problematic.
- Using evidence from the text to support your claim, give one word to describe Hatshepsut's as a leader/ Pharaoh?
- Egyptian leaders chose what was included in historical records. How do these events influence the way we remember her as a ruler? (note: this is a great time to introduce the concept of bias)
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