Ancient Egyptians

Lego Pyramid

Lego Pyramid

The Ancient Egyptians is probably one of the most interesting project based learning we have undertaken on our home educating journey. We embarked on the subject *officially* in 2011 but still today the fascination surrounding the Ancient Egyptians continues.

Project based learning for us doesn’t just happen for one week only it is dipped in and dipped out of spanning months and even years. I have found we can return to it at any given moment if the flame is re-ignited through a new resource or connection made somewhere, anywhere. Even the fact that Monster High (a big favourite in this house) have some Egyptian characters namely, Cleo de Nile and Nefera de Nile will re-ignite the flame and away we go again.

Most recently it was a book called Tutankhamun’s Tomb from the Double Take Series. The tale from two perspectives namely Carnavon’s and Carter’s. Thoroughly enjoyed this book and we are already on to another one in the series.

Previously we have watched many documentaries including:- 

National Geographic Into The Great Pyramid; King Tut’s Curse; Egypt Underworld, Pathways to Eternity; The Curse of King Tut; Egypt’s Lost Cities.

Plus Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat for it’s Musical, Theatre Content.

If you like animation then the Mummies Alive DVD’s are great fun with a theme tune that you’ll never forget.

and the Mummy Nanny cartoons are a lot of fun too.

Or course, not forgetting an absolute favourite, The Prince of Egypt.

Hands on creative ideas

Fimo Cross of Life

Fimo Cross of Life

Egyptian Cushions

Egyptian Cushions

Colouring

Colouring

More Colouring

More Colouring

Egyptian Puppet Figures

Egyptian Puppet Figures

If you still want some more you could always try making a DUKKAH DIP as we did.

Dukkah Dip

Dukkah Dip

Coriander Seeds, Cumin Seeds, Thyme, Salt, Pepper, Sesame Seeds, Almonds, Hazlenuts toasted and smashed up in the blender eaten with pitta breads first dipped into some olive oil then into the nutty dip.  Very tasty actually.
Pyramid Origami

Pyramid Origami

Website Links and Resources:

http://www.neferchichi.com/madlibs.html

http://www.eyelid.co.uk/Egyptian_Videos/Building-Pyramid1.html

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/explore-ancient-egypt.html

Mummy Maker

Ancient Egyptian Gods

Ancient Egyptian Illustrations

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