The terms “Egyptian” and “Nubian” belie the interrelated histories of the ancient kingdoms that flourished along the Nile Valley between 2400 BCE and 300 CE. Using key objects from the exhibition “Ancient Nubia Now,” Dr. Laurel Bestock, associate professor of Archaeology and Egyptology at Brown University, addresses the complex interchange of culture, commerce, and power across this region. Participants grapple with questions of what we can and cannot learn about material culture and identity through an archeological lens. Following the lecture, visit both “Ancient Nubia Now” and our first floor collection galleries dedicated to ancient Egypt. This workshop provides participants with new ideas for—and many new questions about—how to approach teaching these ancient cultures to students.
Note: This is one of a series of two Wednesday workshops related to “Ancient Nubia Now” for K–12 teachers. These workshops align in particular with the updated Massachusetts History and Social Science Frameworks for Grade 6 World Geography and Ancient Civilizations I. Click “Tickets” to reserve your spot for this workshop.