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Praise for Explore Ancient Egypt by Carmella Van Vleet
"Explore Ancient Egypt! 25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments will certainly intrigue readers and have them eagerly turning the pages to check out the next activity. The sidebars with information make excellent complements."
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“Fun book about an otherwise daunting culture. Kids will enjoy the format of the book with its cartoon-like drawings and jokes. The text is punctuated with fun fonts and sidebars that enrich the historical narrative of the text. Very fun activities make learning about this culture a great experience. This book a worthwhile addition to your library.”
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Detailed Book Description
Did the ancient Egyptians have pets? Why were the kings of ancient Egypt buried in pyramids? What did kids do for fun in ancient Egypt?
Ancient Civilizations: Egyptians! With 25 Social Studies Projects for Kids takes readers on a journey through the land of the Nile, making stops to study the pyramids, learn about the kings and queens who ruled this land—including the famed King Tutankhamun—discover what ordinary people ate, played, and wore for clothing, and learn about the different jobs people performed. This book brings daily life from thousands of years ago into today’s reality through fun illustrations, fascinating facts, essential questions, and hands-on projects such as constructing model bridges and pyramids, planting floating gardens, and translating hieroglyphics.
Ancient Civilizations: Egyptians! is part of a set of four Explore Ancient Civilization books that bring to life the vibrant cultures of the distant past. The other titles in this series are Ancient Civilizations: Aztecs, Maya, Incas!; Ancient Civilizations: Romans!, Ancient Civilizations: Greeks!.
Try these hands-on STEAM projects!
- Construct a shaduf
- Play “Valley of the Kings” board game
- Bake some ancient bread
- Design a hieroglyph tablet
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Let’s Explore Ancient Egypt!
Nile River Model
Hot and Cool Colors
Make a Mudbrick
Chapter 2: Beer, Bread, and Bartering
Do the Dough
Design a Shaduf
Make an Ostracon
Make a Rag Ball
Make a Mancala Board
Amulets, Clothes, and Makeup
Make a Cuff Bracelet
Make a Tunic
King Tut and Other Cool Kings
"Grow" a False Beard
Play “Valley of the Kings”
Write a Curse
Mummies and Pyramids
Make a Hieroglyph Tablet
Egyptians Glossary Scavenger Hunt