20 More Egypt Project Ideas for Home Education and Curious Kids
I have set the resources out by task rather than by days or weeks to make it more flexible for various levels of structure, timetables, time and children’s attention spans and abilities. I have also added some suggested activities or additional ideas.
1. Early civilisation
Information on the Nile River and the early civilisation that grew up around it.
2. The Cat of Bubastes
A free audiobook that can be listened to online or downloaded for free.
“G.A. Henty’s “tale of ancient Egypt” tells the story of Amuba, prince of the Rebu, who is taken captive when his people are conquered by the Egyptians, and then becomes the servant and companion of Chebron, son of the high priest of Osiris. A mystery unfolds as the lads find evidence of a murderous conspiracy within the ranks of the priesthood; but they must then flee for their lives when they unintentionally kill the cat selected as the successor to the Cat of Bubastes, one of the most sacred animals of Egypt. Amuba and Chebron are strong, courageous, and resourceful – but will this be enough to carry them beyond the long reach of the power of Egypt? (Summary by D. Leeson)”
3. The Formation of An Egyptian Empire
Information on the formation and beginnings of the Egyptian empire.
4. Shuffling Time
Interactive activity that requires children to place the various Egyptian items into the correct order based on the dates that they were made.
5. Egypt Timeline
Interactive reading activity that takes children through a timeline of Egyptian from 7500BCE to 0AD. There is also a quiz based on the activity to complete.
6. Workers of Ancient Egypt
Brief information on the different types of workers that laboured in Ancient Egypt.
7. Pyramid Challenge
Interactive activity game in which children need to make several choices in order to build a pyramid suitable for an Egyptian king after his death.
8. Hieroglyphic Typewriter
Virtual typewriter that allows messages to be written in hieroglyphics. The messages can then be printed or emailed.
9. Egyptian Math
Wikipedia page explaining Egyptian mathematics.
10. Egyptian Myths and Stories for Kids
A selection of links to websites that have online text and also audio files of Egyptian myths and other stories.
Information on papyrus and how it was made and used in Ancient Egypt.
12. Egypt PowerPoints and Presentations
This site has lots of links to PowerPoint and other presentation type files on many aspects of Egypt and Egyptian life.
13. Women in Ancient Egypt
Information on the life of Egyptian women.
14. Ancient Egyptian Furniture
Lots of information including footnotes regarding the use of furniture in Ancient Egypt. Features some pictures and also links for more information on certain topics.
15. Egyptian Glossary
A hyperlinked glossary of common terms and names that are used in relation to Egypt. Most of the entries have links that provide more information on the term or name.
16. A Short History of Pyramidology
Information on the cultural history of the Great Pyramid and its potential past uses, significance and origins.
17. Egyptian Professions
Information on jobs that were carried out in Ancient Egypt including farmers, soldiers, scribes and craftsmen. This page also has links to interactive online quizzes.
18. The River Nile
Large amount of information on the River Nile.
19. Egyptian Art
Information on the different types of art that were common in Ancient Egypt.
20. Egyptian Jewellery
Facts on the types of jewellery that were worn in Ancient Egypt as well as information on the materials and techniques that were used at the time.
© 2015 Claire