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Egyptian History for Young Readers in Creative Activity Book From Popular Author Bill Doyle

Updated on January 9, 2020
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Cindy Hewitt is a retired teacher with a passion for children's literature. Read-aloud stories add quality to a child's life experiences.

Pyramids, Mummies, and Creative Actvities to Learn About Egyptian History

Creative activities and fun facts about Egyptian history
Creative activities and fun facts about Egyptian history | Source

Choose Your Path to Escape With Fun Activities to Learn Egyptian History

Fans of Bill Doyle will be excited to see his return with a new book that follows his creative Escape This Book! Titanic. Escape This Book! Tombs of Egypt is an engaging history book for young readers to learn about the history of Egypt with creative activities and fun facts. Young readers can also use their artistic talents to draw details for many of the activities. Mazes, word challenges, and building a pyramid are just a few activities for escaping the tomb and having tons of adventures along the way. Young readers have the choice of three paths of escape. How would you like to be a pharoh in ancient Egypt? You might like to be a worker who helps to build a pyramid. Digging for ancient ruins in Egypt as an archeologist is the third choice for escapefrom the tomb.

Doyle includes a wealth of fun facts throughout the book and some engaging games to play along with the other activities. Vocabulary for the history of Egypt is an important part for beginning readers. Readers must be a master escapeologist to get out of this book.

Sarah Sax contributed her talents as an illustrator for Escape This Book! Tombs of Egypt with black and white illustrations. Her illustrations encourage young artists to add details to many of the illustrated activties in the book. Hints for adding the details are included for each illustration that needs the reader to add their own drawings to the page.

Escape This Book! Tombs of Egypt is recommended for ages 8-12 and has an ISBN of 978-0-525-64422-4. Find out if you are a master escapologist while learning history.

Creative Black and White Illustrations Throughout the Book

Follow the maze as a possible escape outlet
Follow the maze as a possible escape outlet | Source

Bring Egyptian History Into the Classroom With Activities Along With Fun Facts

Young readers are often reluctant to learn historical facts as part of the curriculum. Bill Doyle's engaging Escape This Book! Tombs of Egypt is a great choice for teaching facts about this fascinating area of the world. Escape rooms are a popular activity that is part of our culture now. Young readers will have fun with the idea of escaping the tomb while learning historical facts. Young readers will be totally involved with proving their mastery of escape while participating in the activities found throughout the book.

*Read a few pages each day in a group session while following the story through the book.

*Assign students in groups to choose which path that they want to follow in order to excape the tomb. The book begins with the opportunity to be a pharoh as the first path to choose. Students can choose their activties to complete as they progress as a pharoh.

*Assign vocabulary words for students to explore as they learn fun facts about Egypt.

*There is a wealth of creative writing activities throughout the book for students to use writing skills.

*Provide art materials for students to create a pyramid if they choose the path as a pyramid worker as the chosen escape path.

*Provide research materials for students to explore the pyramids and the tomb of King Tut.

*Explore the art and drawings on the ancient tombs of Egypt. Provide art art materials for students to draw their own hieroglyphics and Egyptian characters.

*Call attention to the addition of a list of books that Doyle used for research for escape This Book! Tombs of Egypt.

*One fun fact about the pharohs who liked sugary snacks such as dried fruit can be incorporated into a tasting party activity for students who choose the path as a pharoh to escape the tomb. Prepare a selection of dried fruit for the "pharohs" and create a chart of the favorites.

*Prepare art materials for students to create a crown for themselves as a pharoh.

*Assign groups from each path chosen to prepare a presentation of the activities that they chose from the book to show their mastery of escaping.

© 2020 Cindy Hewitt


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