Several years ago my boys and I spent the school year studying ancient Egypt. I am going over ancient Egypt with my youngest now and I went to find my former plans on the blog and couldn’t find them. After searching on my computer a little while I found them buried in a retrieved documents file. Now I’m posting them here so I can find them easier! It has been awhile since we studied Egypt, but I think we just went through these resources mixing books, videos, and activities.
If you are looking for resources for ancient Egypt, I’m listing the books, videos, and activities we used:
- Read Usborne Ancient World pg 10-13
- Read Mummies, Pyramids, and Pharaohs isbn 0-316-30928-1 Intro to ancient Egypt with pictures
- Read Temple Cat isbn 0-395-69842-1 Story about a temple cat. Short, Picture book.
- Pyramids book pg 31 isbn 1-885593-10-4
- Read Story of the Nile isbn 0-7894-9871-5. Great DK book with pictures on life along the Nile. Brief look at history
- Read Make it Work Ancient Egypt isbn 0-7737-5788-0 Book full of craft ideas with lots of pictures and information about Egypt.
- Read Egyptian Town isbn 0-531-14466-6 About daily life, pages mostly pictures
- Living Long Ago Usborne Book. Describes everyday life of ancient Egyptians. Isbn 0 7460 1109 1
- Read All About Ancient Peoples The Egyptians isbn 978-1-59604-203-2
- Read Exodus isbn 0-19-279025-0 Picture book on the story of Moses and Pharoah. Place Moses on poster of Kingdoms of Egypt
- Read The Winged Cat A Tale of Ancient Egypt isbn 0-06-023635-3 Longish picture book about a story of a cat that was killed that led toward two people facing a god to determine who was in the wrong.
- Read DK Pyramid isbn 0-7566-0717-5 Lots of pictures of different pyramids and how they were built.
- Read Food and Cooking in Ancient Egypt isbn 978-1-6153-2337-1
- Ancient Egyptians isbn 0-7565-1645-5 General book about life in ancient Egypt in readable form with lots of pictures.
- Read Voices of Ancient Egypt isbn 0-7922-7560-8 Picture book describing different jobs in ancient Egypt.
- Read The Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt isbn 0-8234-1286-5 picture book with short description of each god/goddess.
- Read King Tut’s Tomb isbn 0-7368-3770-1 Short kid’s book on King Tut with some pictures and the story of the discovery of his tomb and what was found
- Read You Wouldn’t Want to be an Egyptian Mummy isbn 0-531-14597-2 Interesting and entertaining look at the mummy process
- Read Pharaoh’s Boat isbn 978-0-547-05341-7 Story of the creation of the boat for Cheops’ passage into the afterlife.
- Read Technology in the Time of Ancient Egypt isbn 0-8172-4875-7 Describes how Egyptians made pyramids, stonework, jars, metalwork, and more.
- Read Women in Ancient Egypt isbn 0-87226-567-6 Talks about the life of women in Egypt as well as famous women in Egyptian history.
- Read Hatshepsut The Princess Who Became King isbn 0-7922-3645-9 Talks about her life, pictures
- The Shipwrecked Sailor isbn 0-689-83046-7 Picture book that shows part of the story written in hieroglyphs
- Read Ancient Egyptian Homes isbn 140340514-x Describes typical homes, how they were made, how they were furnished, and how they were kept. Detail, fewer pictures.
- Read Ancient Egyptians War and Weapons isbn 140340516-6 Describes the army, weapons, battles, and how wars were conducted. Detail, fewer pictures.
- Read Ancient Egyptian Children isbn 140340513-1 Describes daily life of children in ancient Egypt. Detail, fewer pictures
- Read Ancient Egyptian Women isbn 140340517-4 Describes daily life of women and famous women. Detail, fewer pictures
- Read Everyday Life in the Ancient World (lots of great pictures and info) on Egypt, Greece, Rome, Aztecs and Incas isbn 0-7534-5464-5 Pictures with descriptions.
- Read Pyramid – Picture history of Egypt isbn 0-7641-5585-7
- Wonders of the Ancient World Ancient Egypt by Schlessinger Media DVD 37 minutes made for grade 7 and up. General information about ancient Egypt.
- Watch Engineering Egypt by National Geographic DVD 90 minutes video detailing the great pyramid and the temple of Abu Simbel
- Watch Building the Great Pyramid by BBC DVD 60 minutes. Shows the great pyramid building process through the eyes of a labourer.
- Watch Time Life’s Lost Civilizations Ancient Egypt Quest for Immortality – tells about royal tombs and the history of relic hunting. The perspective is that the tombs should be left alone. 60 minutes
- Watch Mummies and the Wonders of Ancient Egypt by the History Channel DVD series covering the Great Pyramids, the Sphinx, the Hieroglyphs, and King Tut. 200 minutes total.
- Watch Guardian of the Ages the Great Sphinx DVD by A&E 50 minutes Talks about the history and information about the Sphinx
- Make poster of Kingdoms of Egypt with the kingdoms and pharaohs listed chronologically.Use Cultural Atlas for Young People Ancient Egypt for dates and pharaohs listed isbn 0-8160-1971-1
- Make step pyramid like one for Djoser out of legos. Pyramids pg 47
- Make pyramid cookies using square and triangle cookie cutters
- Make pyramids pg 27 in Hands on History the Ancient Egyptians isbn 0-7787-4069-2
- Make ful medames, date balls, dukkah dip and the cake from Step into Ancient Egypt isbn 1-84476-347-1
- Make paper mache Mummy Case in Arts and Crafts of Ancient Egypt isbn 978-1-58340-911-4
- Make crown pg 12-13 from Step Into Ancient Egypt
- Make Senat game Pyramids book pg 86
- Make name plaque using Hieroglyphic Alphabet Pyramids pg 60