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The Standing on the Shoulders of Giants "Teach & Learn" Black History Curriculum​​

Specially designed for Parents, Teachers, Homeschool, or Independent Study, grades 5+

Where Black
History Lives!​

Unit 1: Ancient Africa - The Cradle of Civilization
(200,000 B.C. - 476 B.C.)

Unit 1: Class 15: Ancient Kemet (Egypt): Greco-Roman Period (332 B.C. – 476 A.D. ) 


After completing this lesson, students 
will be able to:

  • Discuss the story of the Queen of Sheba and her encounter with King Solomon as told in the Bible, The Quran, and the Kebra Nagast. 

  • Recognize the influence Africa and African women have had in the development of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and world history.

  • Scrutinize the racial and religious propaganda associated with the story of the Queen of Sheba, including her racial identity.

  • Locate Ethiopia, the home of the Queen of Sheba, and the Kingdom of Sheba on a map.

Slide Show: Greco-Roman Egypt (332 B.C. - 476 A.D.)

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

Read/View the following:

Greco-Roman Egypt: From Ptolemaic and Roman Rule to the Arab Conquest (322 BC - 646 AD) (15 - 20 min)

Cleopatra VII Biography: Queen (69 BCE – 30 BCE) (10 min)

Library of Congress: Egypt Under Rome and Byzantium, 30 B.C. - A.D. 640 (15 min)

Slideshow: Greco-Roman Egypt

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