Ancient Egypt History for Kids

Free World History Curriculum

Part 2:  Ancient Egypt

Welcome back to the latest post on Free Ancient World History !
This section will cover many of the Pharaohs, the geography of ancient Egypt, the Great Pyramids, Moses, more about Joseph in Egypt, the Midianites, and of course, MUMMIES !  And lots more 🙂
For an introduction to this curriculum and how you can adapt it to all your needs, start
below with my first post in this series-  “Free Chronological World History Plan” .
World History Plan (Teach all ages at once !)
After that you can check out
Free World History Curriculum Part 1: Ancient Civilizations and the Old Testament .
Chronological World History Curriculum Free

Just to make finding everything easy from any of these pages, I am including below, each unit I’ve posted and the supplemental book lists for the previous & subsequent sections as well.  These books are NOT required for the studies… they’re just my favorite resources (most I’ve personally used).  You will find the few required books for the curriculum included on each unit’s curriculum page.
Section 1:  Ancient Civilizations & the Old Testament   &  Book List
Section 2: Ancient Egypt  (includes Ancient China)    &  Book List
Section 3:  Ancient Greece
Be sure to follow my  Ancient History Pinterest Boards too !
I will be adding the best of the best FREE ideas to them frequently.
* Ancient Civilizations Board
* Ancient Egypt Board
* Ancient Greece Board

If you have ANY QUESTIONS  at all, I’d love to hear from you !
You can either comment at the bottom of this post or you can email me at
chenoah@fieldsofdaisies.com
Enjoy !

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*Ancient Egypt

*Ancient Egypt

1. Khufu- The Great Pyramid (2500 BC)
2. Joseph                                        (1900 BC)
3. Joseph & Potiphar                 (1878 BC)
4. Shang Dynasty/China           (1860 BC)
5. Queen Hatshepsut                (1505 BC)
6. Moses                                         (1505 BC)
7. The Exodus
8. Pharaoh Akhenaten & Nefertiti     (1366 BC)

*Overview of Lessons for this section:

*Week 1  Pyramids & Pharaohs
*Week 2-  Joseph in Egypt
*Week 3- Mummies & Egyptian Life
*Week 4–  Shang Dynasty/China
*Week 5-  New Kingdom of Egypt
*Week 6- Moses & The Exodus
*Week7- Explore It !  Week
(explanation at beginning of plans for this week)
*Week 8-  Notebook It ! Week/ Show What You Know Week
(explanation at beginning of plans for this week)

*Objectives:

+ Be able to sequence ancient Egypt cards (and OT cards)
+ Be able to tell at least 3 facts about each card
+ Be able to describe the geography of Egypt including terms we’ve studied
(delta, desert, etc )
+ Be able to locate Egypt on a map.
+ Be able to find the Nile Rive, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Red Sea
+ Be able to define:
– pyramids     – pharaoh      – mummy     – Sphinx     -hieroglyphics     -shaduf     -rosetta stone
– plagues        -dynasty
+ Be able to describe what the government was like and name some of the well known leaders of this age.
+Be able to describe what a day in the life of a child living in ancient Egypt would be like
+Be able to retell the stories of Joseph and Moses and why they were important to the history of Egypt
+ Be able to recognize art from this period
+ Add at least one page per event to your binder
(be sure you are including important people and the arts!)

**NOTE:  Below is an outline of reading/activities for a three day schedule.  You could easily change this to 5 days by adding in some great hands on activities, if it fits your needs better.  Imagine doing Art/Discovery Projects on the other two “off” days that are related to the era…making mummies, going on an archeological dig in your backyard, or cooking meals that would have been eaten by people of this time !  The possibilities are endless and so much FUN !!!

I will include the names and links to the books  used in these lessons  at the bottom of this page !  We read many GREAT historical fiction books for “Language Arts” during this study.  This is a great way to have lots of time to ENJOY reading and cover two “subject areas” at once.  It also makes these lessons super easy to use for ALL YOUR CHILDREN!  Check out LOTS of books on this section for all different reading levels and you’re set !
**UPDATE:  For conveinence, I am making separate posts just for the “extra” books that add to the fun of these studies.  You can click below for the book lists for the following studies:
Ancient Greece Book List
Ancient Egypt Book List
Ancient Civilizations & the Old Testament Book List

Teaching All Ages At Once-
The  lessons I have written in this series are meant to be self directed for middle school ages .  But if you are using this for multiple ages like I did, I simply read the Story of the World out loud, as well as our Bible study, and some of the other historical fiction at times.  I have included a few “extra” books at the bottom of this page for younger readers and they can always be included in the hands on activities. The Old Testament Days Activity Book is my favorite for ideas that can be leveled up or made a bit more simple, but enjoyed by all!!   My “little” often colored pages to put in her own timeline binder while I read!  I was often amazed at how much she absorbed just by listening !!  You can find lots  of  FREE  printable coloring and activity pages from Calvary Curriculum that go along perfectly with the daily plans below.  They have lessons, printable coloring and activity pages, etc for preschool through about 6th grade !  Who doesn’t like to color while listening to a great book after all ?!?  They are great to add in to the timeline binders for the big kids as well 🙂

So…HERE WE GO !

*Vocabulary-
+tyranny       +delegation       +expulsion       +baffled        +conspire       +regent       +cultivate
+fertile          +exodus               +dynasty           +akhet           +barter            +mastaba   +scribe
+shemu        +vizier                   +papyrus          +flax                +relief              +oasis           +ka   +shaduf        +dynasty

*People & Places-
+Menes       +Mizraim       +Amon Ra       +Adon       +Hittities       +Moses      +The Two Lands
+Cushites   +Assyrians   +Hyksos           +Amenhotep     +Hatshepsut          +Delta     +Zoser
+Thebes     +Thutmosis  +Megiddo       +Ethiopia            +Midianites            +Goshen
+Nubia        +Memphis

*NOTE:  If you’d like to use the Bible as a text for this study each day here are some corresponding chapters.   I listed them with the number of the section (1-7) .  There is also a link to a   Chronological Illustrated Bible below too that is helpful !

1. Khufu- The Great Pyramid
2. Joseph                                        (Genesis 37 )
3. Joseph & Potiphar                 (Genesis 39-41)
4. Queen Hatshepsut                (Exodus 24:12-40)
5. Moses                                         (Exodus 2-4; 7-12)
6. The Exodus                               (Exodus 13-15)
7. Pharaoh Akhenaten & Nefertiti     (Numbers 13-14; Joshua 3-4 and 6)

*WEEK 1 :  Pyramids & Pharaohs

*Day 1-  Watch “Land of the Pharaoh’s”  DVD for an introduction
                OR
 Watch one of the videos on YouTube below !
                – The History of Ancient Egypt
                  – The Secret of Khufu and the Great Pyramids 
Discovery Education: Journals Through Ancient Egypt  (younger)

*Day 2-  Reading-  “Great Civilizations”  p. 13, 24-27
+ Add this section’s vocabulary words to history notebook (in vocabulary section)

*Day 3-  Reading- “The Story of the World- Vol 1” p. 67-72 (top)
+Finish Vocabulary

*WEEK 2: Abram, Joseph, and the Jewish People 

*Day 1-  Reading-  “The Story of the World- Vol 1.”  p. 72-80 (top)
+Make a “People” page for your binder today.  Be creative.
Use the list and be sure to include each name in some way on your page.

*Day 2-  Reading-  “The Ancient Egyptians”  p. 4-13
“Usbourne:  World History”  p. 14-15
+Watch-  Joseph in Egypt (Interesting brief video about the evidence for
the Biblical Joseph)

*Day 3-  Reading-  “The Ancient Egyptians”  p. 14-16
“Usbourne:  World History”  p. 33-35;  38-39
+Make a “Places” page for your binder.
Be creative.  Use the list and be sure to include each place in some way on your page.

*Week 3- Mummies & Life in Ancient Egypt

*Day 1-  “The Story of the World- Vol. 1”  p. 81-97
+ Watch-   How Were Mummies Made ?

OR  How to Make a Mummy  (from NatGeo Kids)

*Day 2- “The Ancient Egyptians”  p. 22-27
“Usbourne:  World History”     p. 20-21;  18-19

*Day 3-  “The Ancient Egyptians”    p. 30-31;   28-29;    32-43


*Week 4-  Shang Dynasty/China

*Day 1-  “The Story of the World- Vol. 1”  p. 66-69
+ Watch-   “Journals Through Ancient History-  Ancient China”

*Day 2- “The Story of the World”  p. 70-75
“Usbourne:  World History”     p. 74-79

*Day 3-  Watch- Ancient China –  History Explained  (Hip Hughes)
Read-  Ancient China   (LOTS of links to reading & interactive games, etc)

*Week 5-  New Kingdom of Egypt

*Day 1-  “The Ancient Egyptians”    p. 48-59
+Watch-  The New Kingdom

*Day 2-
 Begin reading “Tirzah”  

*Day 3-  Reading-  “Tirzah”

*Note:   We just pulled a book off the shelf that we already had, and hadn’t yet read.  You could replace it with any piece of literature that applies  (I’ve included some at the bottom of this page).  Also, you may like to require more this week. My idea behind having a week like this, is  so that my children would be able to JUST READ !   No strings attached.    It would be a great week to start on the pages for notebooks as well (see Week 6).  The reading might fire up some pretty creative ideas for notebook pages too!

*Week 6- Moses & The Exodus

*Day 1-  Reading-  “The Ancient Egyptians”    p. 60-61
– “Tirzah”
–  Watch –  The Story of Moses and the Exodus

*Day 2-  Reading-  “Trouble Times Ten”
   “Ruled Out” is really good too (about Moses and the Exodus)

*Day 3-  Reading-  “Trouble Times Ten”
– You may like to watch  “The Prince of Egypt”
*  The amazon link highlighted above is for a set of 2 DVDs:
Joseph’s Coat of Dreams & Joseph: Prince of Egypt”).  You can also watch on YouTube
HERE
Watching movies is a great exercise to see if you can spot some of the references
               to the things you’ve been learning !  Also to keep everyone engaged
and critically thinking while watching!

*Week 7- Explore It !  Week
(explanation at beginning of plans for this week)

*Day 1-    Explore More – Online  !
+ Explore the Pyramids !   (Interactive)
+ Egyptian Tomb Adventure  (Virtual Field Trip)
+ Everything Ancient Egypt    (LOVE this site !  Try the hieroglyphic typewriter activity!)
+ Ancient Egypt for Kids    (Links to TONS of sites to EXPLORE more !)
+ The Great Pyramid    (Get a REAL view of the Great Pyramid at Giza as it is TODAY!
Googlemaps view)
+ Take a Journey Down the Nile   (YouTube)

*Day 2 & 3-  Hands On!  Try It !  (All free online)
+ Make an Egyptian Scarab Necklace   (from Show.Me.com)
+ Make a Pharaoh Headress with this free printable template  (from firstpalette.com)
+ Make a Canopic Jar  (from incredibleart.org)
+ Make a Mummified Chicken  (ok…a rubber chicken.  This post made me laugh !  Always good things to find at creeksidelearning.com )
+ Make your own Senet Game     (Great DIY idea ! from thelintonacademy.blogspot.mx)
+ Make your own Cartouche     (from artyfactory.com)
+ Try some Egyptian Recipes :
Ancient Egyptian Date Cakes
Joseph’s Egyptian Breakfast
Pharoah’s Molokhia Soup
An Entire Egyptian Feast  !   (LOVE this from pulchradoctrina.wordpress.com )
An Ancient Chinese Dinner 
Read about Chinese Tea Customs and Practice !


*Week 8-  Notebook It ! Week/ Show What You Know Week

(explanation at beginning of plans for this week)

*Day 1-
+Make a cover page for this section to add to your binder.  Be sure to put a line across the bottom of the page and note our “beginning date”.

+Make a page for each of the 7 sections .
This can be print outs, coloring sheets, or hand written pages.  BE CREATIVE!
(Again, be sure to add the timeline date line at the bottom of each page)

1. Khufu- The Great Pyramid (2500 BC)
2. Joseph                                        (1900 BC)
3. Joseph & Potiphar                 (1878 BC)
4. Shang Dynasty/China          (1860 BC)
5.  Queen Hatshepsut               (1505 BC)
6. Moses                                          (1505 BC)
7. The Exodus
8. Pharaoh Akhenaten & Nefertiti    (1366 BC)

* Day 2-
+Add information for each of the 7 pages you made on Day 1.
You may write things you can remember…quotes…draw pictures, etc.
Add in any of the activities you tried on the proper page :
Cartouche (pictures), Recipes from Ancient China, etc.
You also could use/expand on your outlines from the reading
(cut & paste pictures, bubble notes, or bullet points…)

Ancient Egypt Maps, Coloring Pages, and other Printables
(These would be great to add to your pages above or just to your notebook!!)
FREE Ancient China Lapbook !!   (from Homeschool Share)
+FREE Maps and Notebooking Pages for Ancient China (from Homeschool Den)

*Day 3-
+ Review the 7 index cards.
+ Do a Candy Quiz on these today !
+ These free printable cards  (from researchparent.com)  would be great to add to your notebook or use on your index cards for a review !

*COMING UP NEXT: Free World History Curriculum
Part 3: Ancient Greece*

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*BOOKS/RESOURCES  LIST

*4 Core Books-  (Only ONE new book)

*Other Recommended Ancient World History Resources (Just for Fun!)


**REMEMBER:
Be sure to follow my Ancient History Pinterest Boards too !  

I will be adding to them frequently.
* Ancient Civilizations Board
* Ancient Egypt Board
* Ancient Greece Board
* Ancient Rome Board
* Middle Ages Board
Lots of free ideas and activities to add to these units.
And be sure to check out my full list of ABSOLUTE FAVORITE living books and resources for making ancient world history come ALIVE !!
Ancient Greece Book List
Ancient Egypt Book List 
Ancient Civilizations & the Old Testament Book List

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