This year, my younger children are going to be diving back into world history. Because we did a little bit over the summer, I decided to start off the new school year by reviewing ancient Egypt. While we’re using the Story of the World by Susan Wise Bauer as our primary text, we’re also supplementing with some great books from the library. And, as always, I’m learning a lot right along with them!
If your family is studying ancient Egypt, here are some resources you might like to look into:
Ancient Civilizations – Egypt by Christy Steele. A nice book to read aloud together or assign as silent reading for older elementary students. Includes a glossary in the back.
The Great Pyramid by Elizabeth Mann – The story of the Pharaoh Khufu and the construction of the Great Pyramid. Contains both actual photos and traditional illustrations. While older students could read this book on their own, it’s one I would choose to read to them, as we could go over all the information as it’s presented.
Tutankhamun by Robert Green – A book full of information about King Tut and the discovery of his tomb. Contains interesting photos, including one of Tut’s mummy and one of the dig site at the Valley of the Kings.
Great Ancient Egypt Projects You Can Build Yourself – To add in some hands-on learning, check out this book with projects such as making boats, papyrus, bread, jewelry, and hieroglyphs.
Ancient Egypt Unit Study and Lapbook by Jodi Small – Contains a library list and over 30 “minit” books.
Ancient Egypt Lapbook by JoAnn S. – Includes a reading list, activities, crafts, and cooking ideas.
Ancient Egypt Lesson Plans and Classroom Activities by Mr. Donn – lots of lesson plans featuring the geography, history, religion, art, and daily life of ancient Egypt.
Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery for Kids – Ancient Egypt – online activities featuring ancient civilizations, including Egypt.
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