Friday, January 29, 2010

Our Ancient Egypt Unit

First there is the inspiration for the unit:

http://kids.discovery.com/fansites/tutenstein/tutenstein.html For a cartoon my daughter has learned quite a bit about ancient Egypt from watching this show. It also inspired a frenzy of wanting to learn about ancient Egypt and now she is talking about being an Egyptologist.

Then there is the lapbook:

http://www.homeschoolshare.com/ancient_egypt.php

We printed out the pieces on yellow paper in various shades with a little in green and royal purple.

And now the booklist:



This is a beautiful book to look at and wonder at the discoveries. My daughter loves to touch the piece of fabric from a mummy.




This is a wonderful story that dates to being one of the oldest written. My daughter likes to act it out being Muti, rowing the boat and then she loses her bracelet.



This is the story of the man who decoded the Rosetta Stone. Very inspiring!



This is a fun story with some hieroglyphics and a story about doing what is right. It also shows the journey they believed that people took to the underworld when they died.



This is a great book about how the pyramids were build and how mummies were made. A classic.



This is a great book that shows the inside of much of ancient Egypt. My daughter loves to just look at it and dream.

Some other books we found are:

Ms. Frizzles Ancient Egypt by Joanna Cole (great for Magic School Bus fans.)
Gift of the Nile: An Ancient Egyptian Legend by Jan M. Mike
The Scarab's Secret by Nick Would
Egyptian Diary: The Journal of Nakht by Richard Platt
Egyptian Gods and Goddesses by Henry Barker (this is a level 2 easy reader)
How to be an Egyptian Princess by Jacqueline Morley
Drawing History: Ancient Egypt by Elaine Raphael and Don Bolognese
Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt: Projects and Activities that Bring the Past to Life by Linda Honan
Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt by Everett Fisher

We are two weeks in and it is a lot of fun and she is learning so much.

9 comments:

Daisy said...

Wonderful resources for Egypt. We are done with Egypt but think I'll put some of these books on hold at the library anyway!

Keri said...

Sounds like you've read some really great books!

CloseAcademy said...

Thanks. We've been happy with our choices.

Wendy said...

Gavin loved learning about ancient Egypt. Of course, he was mentioning Yu-Gi-Oh! constantly, because of all the references to Egypt in that cartoon. LOL

These look like fabulous books! I'm going to add them to the list of books I am considering for future studies (we come back to the ancient times in 2 more years).

Thanks for sharing!

Karen said...

wonderful list - I am going to do Egypt for the second time next year and have started planning. This is terrific and timely.

Norah said...

Thanks so much for sharing. We just finished the k12 history on ancient Egypt and I think my kids will enjoy the link you provided.

MissMOE said...

Isn't it great to be able to dive in so deep? Thanks for sharing all your faboulous resources.

Cyn said...

What a great week! My children love "Seeker of Knowledge"- it is a lovely book.

CloseAcademy said...

I'm glad you all are enjoying the list.

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