National Geographic Live! When Women Ruled the World Featuring Egyptologist Dr. Kara Cooney
January 16, 2020
Intended for Grades 7-12
National Geographic Live! When Women Ruled the World Featuring Egyptologist Dr. Kara Cooney
Presented by Clowes Education
  • School Registration Price: Student $8.00, Adult $15.00
  • Venue: Clowes Memorial Hall
  • Interactive Storytelling, 60 minutes
  • National Geographic

When it comes to women in power, we’ve come a long way...right? Join Dr. Kara Cooney, professor of Egyptology, for a look at a time in ancient history when women ruled the world. Often neglected in the history books, these women were considered exceptions to the rule, political pawns in a patriarchal society. But their power and influence is undeniable.

Cleopatra used her sexuality – and her money – to build alliances with warlords of the Roman empire. Neferusobek was the first woman to definitively take the title of King. Nefertiti is known more for her beauty than for bringing a fractured Egypt together. What can we learn from how these women ruled? Dr. Cooney shares some illuminating answers.

Curriculum Connections: Science, Social Studies, Communication and Language Arts

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