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Egypt, a Resource Entry

We have enrolled Emanuel in the Little Passports series and one of our monthly mailings was EGYPT. We couldn’t just look at what came in the mail so it morphed into time to make a poster about this rather intriguing country! I hope our resources and findings are helpful!

BOOKS:

  • Ten Little Mummies by Philip Yates HERE
  • Skippyjon Jones in Mummy Trouble by Judy Schachner HERE
  • A Look at Egypt by Helen Frost HERE
  • How the Sphinx Got to the Museum by Jessie Hartland HERE
  • Egypt ABCs by Sarah Heiman HERE
  • You Wouldn’t Want to be Tutankhamen! by David Stewart HERE
  • Ancient Egypt by Cynthia Klingel and Robert B. Noyed HERE
  • Eyewitness Pyramid by James Putnam HERE
  • Everything Ancient Egypt by Crispin Boyer HERE
  • Eyewitness Ancient Egypt by George Hart HERE
  • Ancient Egypt Beyond the Pyramids by Kathleen W. Deady HERE
  • Egypt in Pictures by Jeffrey Zuehlke HERE
  • Miriam and Her Brother Moses by Jean Marzollo HERE
  • Ms. Frizzle’s Adventures Ancient Egypt by Joanna Cole HERE
  • Who Built the Pyramid? by Meredith Hooper HERE
  • Mummies in the Morning – a Magic TreeHouse mystery by Mary Pope Osborne HERE

HELPFUL WEBSITES:

  • Virtual Reality 3D Tomb Tours HERE¬†though we could not get it to run on our laptop. If someone could figure it out I would love a head up on how they did it!!!
  • A series of the Eye of Ra images. I needed them for my part on one of mini books HERE thanks to Waktattoos.com
  • Ducksters’ Egypt Map HERE, Odyssey’s map HERE

PRINTABLES

  • A mini book with the current Egyptian flag from Activity Village HERE.
  • Ancient Egypt wordsearch HERE (Activity Village)
  • Ancient Egypt map colouring page HERE (Activity Village)
  • Current flag colouring page HERE (Activity Village)
  • Sphinx colouring page HERE (Activity Village)
  • Pyramids colouring page HERE (Activity Village)
  • Ancient Egyptian children colouring page HERE (Activity Village)
  • Egypt colouring page on Education.com HERE
  • List of Ancient Egypt worksheets on Education.com HERE

CRAFTS

  • Egyptian Pyramid model papercraft with Education.com HERE
  • Make a Mummy papercraft HERE (Education.com)

ANSWERING QUESTIONS

  • Ancient Egyptian beards… why? With Musiem HERE
  • All about Egyptian gold… Live Science’s article on clues to the origins of it HERE. A comparison between Egyptian and Roman gold HERE. The Gold of the Pharaohs by Softpedia HERE.
  • All about the Sphinx… why is it a half person half lion? Mentormob’s article HERE.
  • Toothbrushing in Ancient Egypt! Including the use of cosmetics on The Alchemy Web Site HERE. Wiki Answers’ take HERE.
  • What do Egyptians do for fun? Ask.com’s answer HERE. ThinkQuest’s answer HERE

VIDEOS
First off, CrashCourse’s Ancient Egypt: Crash Course World History #4

The History of Ancient Egypt in 2 Minutes! Vsion 1.0 by Scott Powell, the History Guy

Ancient Egypt – The Mystery of the Sphinx by Plancheman100

Mystery of the Sphinx (this is part 1 you can find the rest by the same poster) by Pharaoh3000

¬† SUGGESTED CRAFTS (we didn’t make it to doing these as light caught up with us)

  • Salt Dough Plaque (Activity Village) HERE
  • Pharaoh’s Headdress (Activity Village) HERE
  • Flail Craft (Activity Village) HERE
  • Ankh Fuse Bead design (Activity Village) HERE101_4880

And The World Keeps Turning…

September 16-18

The day after a big visit like we had over the weekend is always a bit of a drag. So I kept it relatively light school wise and had the kids jump right into their journals and drawing special pictures from their favourite moments of the weekend.101_4556

101_4558101_4559The kids even took initiative and during my bath played a rather quiet and surprisingly battle free game of Carcassonne! Team work, problem solving, math… it was all there and all their choice!101_4560

With a new week it was also time to start a new topic … EGYPT, though of course we still need to finish off the lions. That will take a little time and I want Egypt going and at least mostly done before all our library books are no longer able to be renewed.101_4561

We are still enjoying the Grandma braids. I really need to learn how to French braid!101_4562

On Tuesday my boys were HUGE helpers and made their lunches and the lunches for the girls! All I had to do was put everything on the table. They do love being independent.101_4563

I am so impressed by how hard the kids are working on things. Sometimes even offering to do extra of this or colour one more thing. It really does offset the rest of the frustrations and arguments.101_4565

Some mornings earlier and in better moods than others!

Early morning cartoons!

Early morning cartoons!

Though on Wednesday we did start on some amazing Egyptian tales!101_4568

101_4569101_4570The kids even created us an Egyptian themed centerpiece for our table all out of Lego!!101_4572

And had a visit from a lovely fairy…101_4574

It amazes me what the kids can make from Legos… this piano and guitar were Gavin’s brainchild.101_4578

On we go, after a good bye are always more Hellos101_4567