Egyptomania Series Program 4: Animals

by  Cleveland Museum of Art

Program image

Discover the ingenuity of one of the world's earliest civilizations through this lively series of four videoconferences:

4. Animals
Why were so many Egyptian gods part human - part animal? This lesson explores how ancient Egyptians observed animal behavior and ascribed animal characteristics to their gods.

Program Rating

   based on 20 evaluation(s).
Book it!

About This Program


By Request: $130.00
By Request Premium: $130.00

Purchase orders are due within 10 days of registration. Payment is due in full within 30 days of receiving the invoice. Invoices are sent upon program completion.


45-60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Adult Learners

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Fine Arts, Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)

Booking Information

Book it!

Receive this program and 9 more for one low price when you purchase the CILC Virtual Expeditions package. Learn more

For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

Programs are non-refundable, however cancellations due to technical difficulties, school closings, or those received 48 hours in advance may be rescheduled for no additional charge. Rescheduling is subject to availability.

About This Provider

Content Provider logo


Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland, Ohio
United States

Distance Learning for adult audiences at The Cleveland Museum of Art allows lifelong learners to connect with the CMA and enrich their studies of history and visual arts through our collection of art and artifacts from around the world. Through live, interactive videoconferencing, students participate in conversations with museum educators that are two-way and fully interactive.

Virtual learning for PreK-12 students offers connections
with the CMA collection through live, interactive video sessions with a
CMA educator. Explore artworks through discussion, writing, drawing,
and movement.

Lessons are designed for grades Pre-K–12 and are designed to support standards.

Arielle Levine

Program Details


1. Open with discussion on students’ previous knowledge on Egyptian figures.
2. Explain that animals were metaphorical.
3. View example of animal representations in sculpture and painting and discuss depiction of gods in the guise of animals.
4. Compare and contrast significant Egyptian animals and modern animals.


Through the introduction and interpretation of artifacts from the CMA’s Egyptian collection, students will…
1. Explore how ancient Egyptians observed animal behavior and ascribed animal traits and characteristics to their gods.
2. Learn how animals were used in Egyptian stories and myths to explain human behavior and the workings of the universe.
3. Be able to identify an animal’s physical characteristics that link it to its natural environment.