Ancient Egypt

Teaching Packs based on the Mollet Learning Academy (MLA) approach to learning – sample from a lesson

Rules that Governed Art in Ancient Egypt 

Using the MLA approach to teach about Ancient Egypt, teachers can show their students how to draw like an Egyptian. Students will learn the rules that governed the way Egyptian craftsmen reprsented their subjects on the walls of the ancient tombs.

The Unit contains a reproducible master of a grid similar to the ones that Egyptian artists would have used. Using a copy of this grid and armed with the basic rules of proportion, and the rules applying to front view and prolile, students are able to accurately reproduce Egyptian art.

In the same SubUnit students learn about the pharaoh, Akhenaten and his wife Nefertiti. There is a short play that can be photocopied for each character.

By taking part in this drama students learn about the new city that Akhenaten built in the desert, and the reasons for his break with religious tradition. They have a glimpse of his family, their lifestyle and beliefs.

Unit 3 Ancient Egypt
SubUnit 1: Historical & Geographical Background
SubUnit 2: Life in Ancient Egypt
SubUnit 3: Religion in Ancient Egypt
SubUnit 4: Akhenaten and Tutankhamen
SubUnit 5: Review Pack

Since advent of social media all material is now in pdf format (no postage or processing fee). Physical copies (postage/processing fees apply) can be provided at additional cost – please contact MLA.
Each SubUnit (not Unit) costs USA $19.95
  NZ $24.95
(This price includes permission to photocopy)

Click here if you are interested in your students working with top quality authentic papyrus (imported from Egypt).

Dr. David Mollet
NZ: h 09-555-2021 m 022-101-1741, 41 Hilling St, Titirangi, Auckland 0604
USA: 619-463-1270, 6656 Reservoir Lane, San Diego, CA 92115 (Skype waldorfedu)

1) The material was initially written for New Zealand teachers but on request from USA teachers, monitoring and assessment procedures were added. To view this material please visit
WideHorizon Education Resources (WER) Waldorf Education Resources (WER)
2) MLA is also involved in researching on an international basis, what works and what doesn’t work. Most of the research results can be seen at while a draft of a book The Task for New Zealand Education is at
3) Blogs at
4) Business Plan at
5) Papyrus

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