Ancient Egypt Unit Study

Resource Type Title/Author Comments Recommend? Rating
Curriculum History Pockets: Ancient Egypt, Grades 4-6; Evan-Moor Educational Publishers Good backbone for a unit study. Students make their own pockets that hold hand-on activities related to Ancient Egypt.  Y 5
Book Ralph Masiello's Ancient Egypt Drawing Book; Masiello Ralph Wonderful step-by-step instructions for drawing everything from a simple ankh to a very respectable King Tut burial mask. Do-able even for the artistically challenged. Y 5
Book The Pharoahs of Ancient Egypt; Payne, Elizabeth Good read-aloud book or as an assignment. Y 4
Book Amazing Facts in World History Grades 5-8+; Blattner, Don Useful in multiple history units. Contains 3 fun quizzes with amazing facts about ancient Egypt. I'd say the Grades rating is a bit high; I used it with a 4th grader. Y 4
Book World Map Skills; Carson-dellosa Publishing LLC Map work related to ancient Egypt, including natural resources. Multi-use Y 4
Book The Thames and Hudson Dictionary of Ancient Egypt; Norton W W Good reference. Contains listing of dynasties, photographs of artifacts, information on archeology, as well as definitions. Y 3
Book Ancient Science; Wiese Jim Good hands-on science experiments with good explanations, too. Multi-use Y 5
Timeline Timeline History through the Ages Creation to Christ; Pak, Amy Great for wall display, or for making individual timelines. Black line drawings copy well. Multi-use Y 5
Website BrainPop Always a good resource, BrainPop currently has 3 Ancient Egypt movies: Mummies, Cleopatra & Egyptian Pharoahs. Multi-use Y 5
Website Ancient Egypt at The British Museum Great site with good quality, appropriately thorough, information, also contains interactive sections. Y 5

 

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