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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 6: The Whitening of Ancient Kemet/Egypt

Slide Show: How the Ancient Egyptians Depicted Themselves! 

Study Questions

  • Based on the slideshow and modern conceptions of race, what "race" would you consider the ancient Egyptians to be?  

  • What distinguishing racial characteristics did you observe of the ancient Egyptians? 

  • What skin color did the ancient Egyptians paint themselves? Was it more than one shade of black/brown? 

  • How many of these images of the ancient Egyptians have you seen before viewing this slideshow? 


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King "Tut" As A Boy


This is a statue of Pharaoh Tutankhamen, "King Tut" found in his tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Although these images are widely known by experts, they are rarely shown or associated with him in popular culture. In fact, National Geographic did a television special in which the attempted to "reconstruct" what King Tut may have looked like - even though the statue above of him was found in his tomb!