We're back to studying Ancient Egypt. This time, we're taking just a couple of weeks to learn about New Kingdom pharaohs, gods and home life.
Is it weird to feel a little grieved for this magnificent ancient civilization? It saddens me a bit to think that after 3,000 years of greatness, the region's religion and culture changed so significantly. I wonder whether there are still pockets of Egyptians out there who still believe in the ancient ways. I wish I would have thought to write a paper about it during my college days.
- Looked up and defined HO dictionary word for Lesson 13, Main Lesson.
- Read Usborne: Ancient World by Fiona Chandler (pages 30-31).
- Completed draw and color.
- Completed HO map work for Lesson 13, Main Lesson.
- Read Tutankhamun by Demi.
- Read King Tut's Tomb by Amanda Doering Tourville.
- Read "King Tut" (page 32) from Modern Rhymes About Ancient Times: Ancient Egypt by Susan Altman.
- Completed "Ancient Egypt: The Mummy's Curse" (pages 4-5) from Look, Find & Learn: World History. (BN.com carries this title for significantly less ($4.48) than Amazon ($7.99)...a good deal, if you're a Barnes & Noble Member and qualify for free shipping.)
- Read Hatshepsut of Egypt by Shirin Yim Bridges.
- Read "Hatshepsut" (page 30) from Modern Rhymes About Ancient Times: Ancient Egypt by Susan Altman.
- Completed "Egyptian Sailboat" from Ancient Egyptians and Their Neighbors: An Activity Guide by Marian Broida.
Due to some super icy winter weather, we weren't able to make it into town to round up a few last-minute supplies for our Ancient Egyptian sailboat project. Tessa would have been sad if we would have skipped it, so we made do. Instead of chopsticks, we used bamboo skewers. We didn't have 3 x 3 gauze bandages either, so I glued a couple of 2 x 2 ones together the day before. Although you're supposed to be able to assemble the bottom portion of the mast with your paper towel roll remnants, it was a lot easier to just use an empty toilet paper roll. I also glue various parts of the mast and sail to make them more stable and durable.
|Tessa helped measure and then cut an empty paper towel roll down to size.|
|After I stapled the sides of the boat and assembled a good majority of the mast, Tessa painted the boat in her choice of color.|
|Once Tessa's Egyptian sailboat was completely dry, she enjoyed playing with it for several days. She piled it full of gold and grain to trade with people from far away lands.|
Other Resources of Interest
- Hatshepsut, His Majesty, Herself - Catherine M. Andronik
- The Tomb of the Boy King - John Frank
- Tutankhamun - Gill Harvey
- Dover Little Activity Books: King Tut with 44 Stickers - A. G. Smith
- Ancient Egypt: Tales of Gods and Pharaohs - Marcia Williams
* HO = History Odyssey