This is an Ancient Egypt Unit Study. It includes a library list, crafts, activities, discussion questions, and web links that go along with Ancient Egypt.
This mini-unit is taken directly from Unit 1-2 of the Layers of Learning Curriculum, that is, it is identical to the history section of that unit.
This mini-unit is a PDF which can be printed out or left digitally on your lap top or desk top (convenient for clicking on sidebar links). You can also read it on an iPad by e-mailing to yourself and opening it with a document reader.
The Ancient Egypt Unit includes:
- An Ancient Egypt Map to print and complete
- Ancient Egypt timeline with printable timeline squares
- Gift of the Nile flood experiment
- Fertile Soil experiment
- Treasures and Tutankhamen activity
- Pharaoh Frank Mummy Experiment
- Guardian Sphinx activity
- Death Mask craft
- Scarab Seal craft
- Egyptian Jewelry craft
- Pyramid shape book
- Cartouch craft
- Rosetta Stone Hieroglyph activity
- Pyramid Model project
- Ozymandias, the poem by Shelley to discuss
Each of the activities and books has smiley faces that indicate what level of learner the activity is appropriate for. Yellow indicates approximately 1-4th grade, green is for 5th-8th grades, and blue is for high school kids.
This mini unit is intended to be a guide, not a you-must-complete-every-activity curriculum. You can pick and choose between books and activities that you would like to do.
In this, and all our units, we provide a list of books to search for at your library. None of the books are necessary to using the course. They can be replaced by others you can find at your library or off your shelves. The books add to the course and some outside reading will greatly improve learning quality for your kids.