Student Series! A Journey through the Book of the Dead

This week I am actually teaching the Book of the Dead to my Humanities class via a documentary so I figured this post was perfectly timed. There are many ways to teach this awesome Ancient Egyptian text; it's a great window into Ancient Egyptian mythology so I would NEVER skip it. And plus, the kids love it! JMF [...]

Visiting Mayan Temples: Uxmal vs. Chichen Itza

Although not the only Mayan temple complexes on the Yucatan Peninsula, these two are certainly the most famous. Oh and they are both UNESCO SITES! (Uxmal & Chichen Itza) 🙂 We were lucky enough on our last trip to visit both complexes, which I recommend if you have the time; if not, here is a [...]

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Student Series! Moses: The Chosen One

In Ancient Egypt there was a new pharaoh that rose to power and enforced slavery upon the Israelite tribes. This slavery was extremely harsh and the Israelite slaves were treated brutally by the Egyptian masters. The pharaoh saw the Israelites as a threat because of their big population, so to control this population he commanded [...]