This Ancient Egypt facts primary resource introduces children to fascinating ideas about Ancient Egyptian life. Discover what Egyptian doctors used to treat patients. What did the pharaohs use to make fake beards? How many hieroglyphs were used in the Egyptian alphabet? How much does the Great Pyramid of Giza weigh?

Pupils will have the opportunity to consider lesser known facts about Ancient Egyptian life in our National Geographic Kids’ Ancient Egypt facts primary resource sheet.

The teaching resource can be used in study group tasks, as a printed handout for each pupil, or for display on the interactive whiteboard.

Activity: Ask children to further research some of the facts included in the resource. They could print the resource on A4 paper and stick it to a sheet of A3, drawing in the rest of the Tutankhamen statue and adding seven cool facts of their own from independent research. Pupils could choose their favourite fact from the sheet and use it as the basis for a piece of creative writing about life in Ancient Egypt.


N.B. The following information for mapping the resource documents to the school curriculum is specifically tailored to the English National Curriculum and Scottish Curriculum for Excellence. We are currently working to bring specifically tailored curriculum resource links for our other territories; including South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. If you have any queries about our upcoming curriculum resource links, please email:


This History primary resource assists with teaching the following History objectives from the National Curriculum:

  • Know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world: the nature of ancient civilisations; the expansion and dissolution of empires; characteristic features of past non-European societies; achievements and follies of mankind. 

National Curriculum Key Stage 2 History objective:

  • Pupils should be taught about: the achievements of the earliest civilisations – an overview of where and when the first civilisations appeared and a depth study of one of the following: Ancient Sumer; The Indus Valley; Ancient Egypt; The Shang Dynasty of Ancient China


This History primary resource assists with teaching the following Social Studies First level objective from the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence:

  • Having selected a significant individual from the past, I can contribute to a discussion on the influence of their actions, then and since

Scottish Curriculum for Excellence Second level Social Studies objective:

  • I can discuss why people and events from a particular time in the past were important, placing them within a historical sequence.

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