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20 More Egypt Project Ideas for Home Education and Curious Kids

Updated on August 27, 2015

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.

http://www.kidspast.com/world-history/0029-nile-river-valley.php

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)”

https://archive.org/details/cat_bubastes_0912_librivox

The Temple of Hathor.
The Temple of Hathor. | Source

3. The Formation of An Egyptian Empire

Information on the formation and beginnings of the Egyptian empire.

http://www.kidspast.com/world-history/0030-egyptian-empire.php

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.

http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/time/activity/main.html

The Temple of Rameses II.
The Temple of Rameses II. | Source

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.

http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/interactives/history/egypt/egyptiantimeline/

6. Workers of Ancient Egypt

Brief information on the different types of workers that laboured in Ancient Egypt.

https://web.archive.org/web/20130314024205/http:/www.historylink101.net/egypt_1/a-workers.htm

Tutankhamun statue located at the, Karnak Temple, Luxor, Egypt.
Tutankhamun statue located at the, Karnak Temple, Luxor, Egypt. | Source

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.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/interactive/games/pyramid_challenge/index_embed.shtml

8. Hieroglyphic Typewriter

Virtual typewriter that allows messages to be written in hieroglyphics. The messages can then be printed or emailed.

http://discoveringegypt.com/egyptian-hieroglyphic-writing/hieroglyphic-typewriter/

The Nilometer on Roda Island at Cairo, Egypt, was built in 861 AD to measure the river's seasonal rise and fall. Too little water presaged famine while too much meant flooding.
The Nilometer on Roda Island at Cairo, Egypt, was built in 861 AD to measure the river's seasonal rise and fall. Too little water presaged famine while too much meant flooding. | Source

9. Egyptian Math

Wikipedia page explaining Egyptian mathematics.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_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.

http://www.wartgames.com/themes/myths/egypt.html

11. Papyrus

Information on papyrus and how it was made and used in Ancient Egypt.

http://egypt.mrdonn.org/papyrus.html

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.

http://egypt.mrdonn.org/powerpoints.html

13. Women in Ancient Egypt

Information on the life of Egyptian women.

http://egypt.mrdonn.org/women.html

The Great Pyramid of Giza. This is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids at Giza.
The Great Pyramid of Giza. This is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids at Giza. | Source

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.

http://www.reshafim.org.il/ad/egypt/timelines/topics/furniture.htm

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.

http://www.reshafim.org.il/ad/egypt/glossary.htm

16. A Short History of Pyramidology

Information on the cultural history of the Great Pyramid and its potential past uses, significance and origins.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/egyptians/pyramidology_01.shtml

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.

http://egypt.mrdonn.org/professions.html

A statue of the goddesses Isis.
A statue of the goddesses Isis. | Source

18. The River Nile

Large amount of information on the River Nile.

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/rivers/nile.htm

19. Egyptian Art

Information on the different types of art that were common in Ancient Egypt.

http://www.ducksters.com/history/art/ancient_egyptian_art.php

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.

http://classroom.synonym.com/ancient-egyptian-jewelry-9746.html

© 2015 Claire

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