When I was a kid, one of my very favorite things to study was ancient Egypt. I remember in sixth grade, that we learned about Hieroglyphics and I learned how to do my name in them. That stuck with me all these years. I was fascinated by the embalming and spiritual process of death for the Egyptians and how the pyramids were built.
I would absolutely love a unit study on ancient Egypt if I were a kid and I might enjoy it as an adult, too! If you are putting together and ancient Egypt unit study, here are some resources.
Ancient Egypt Unit Study Resources
Ancient Egypt Lesson Plan Ideas
PBS has a good lesson plan for grades 6-12 on Egypt’s Golden Age of technology.
Here is a great resource page for ancient Egypt for all ages from the Detroit Institute of Arts featuring social studies lesson, math lessons and even art lessons.
Ancient Egypt Lapbooks and Printables
Homeschool Share has a free Ancient Egypt Lapbook to use for your lessons. It looks like it might be geared for grades K-5.
Here is a Map of Ancient Egypt that is free to print from Layers of Learning.
Ancient Egypt Crafts, Experiments and Tutorials
Make Paper Mache Canopic Jars from Pringles cans with this info on Incredible Art Department.
Here is a simple Sundial you can make with clay, pencils and rocks from Otherwise Educating.
Ancient Egypt Videos and Clips
There are some good ancient Egypt videos on Watch Know learn for ages 5-18.
Discovery Channel’s “Queen Nefertiti” video is a very interesting documentary that is over an hour long for older kids.
The Egyptian Book of the Dead is another great video for talking about the beliefs of the ancient Egyptians surrounding death and spirituality.
Additional Resources on Ancient Egypt
NOVA has a good section on their site that allows you to explore more about Ancient Egypt.
Discovering Ancient Egypt is a good site with information for kids on hieroglyphics, kings and queens and mummification.
The Ancient Egypt Site is a resource made for students and teachers with information on this time in civilization.
Books about Ancient Egypt for Kids
DK Eyewitness Books: Ancient Egypt by George Hart
The Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt by Helen Strudwick
Ralph Masiello’s Ancient Egypt Drawing Book by Ralph Masiello