Learn About Egypt in Your Homeschool

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This week’s country in our Around the World in 11 Weeks series is Egypt! Egypt is considered a cradle of civilization and dates back to at least the 4th millennium BC.  It is full of ancient monuments to explore, including the Great Pyramids.  Most of the country is a desert with coasts along the Mediterranean and Red Seas. Check out all the resources below to study Egypt and grab the FREE printable portion.

Note: For ideas on how to organize your unit study, visit the Around the World in 11 Weeks main page.

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Printable Unit Study

The printable portion of the unit study contains Egypt Notebooking Pages, a Map Scavenger Hunt, a Following Directions activity, a math activity about Egyptian currency, Famous People notebooking pages, and book summaries.  Grab it below! (21 pages)

nine of the printable notebooking pages in the unit study including people notebooking pages, map scavenger hunt, following directions activity, and place notebooking page.

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Videos About Egypt

This video gives a great overview of the history of Egypt.  (21 min.)

These videos from Nat Geo Kids cover different places and animals in current day Egypt (7 min. each)

Research More About Egypt

Ducksters has a variety of information about Egypt including information about the geography, economy, and government of Egypt as well as famous Egyptians with links to learn more about them.  You can research more about Ancient Egypt on Ducksters, too.

National Geographic Kids has a slideshow of related pictures, fast facts, the history of Egypt and more.

Cool Kid Facts has a narrative version of facts about ancient Egypt written in a larger font making it good place for younger children to learn.

Hands On Activities

Make a Sensory Bin with sand and this set of Egyptian figurines.  Or use the figurines during pretend play.

Here are some fun activities including mummifying an apple, building an edible pyramid, and writing your name in hieroglyphs.

Or you can make a pharaoh headdress.

Play an Egyptian board game:

Or draw an Egyptian King and Queen:

Make Egyptian Food

Koshari is a main meal that makes use of many pantry staples.

Shawarma is a beef-based entree that is fairly easy to make at home.

Hummus is popular in Egypt and easy to make.  It is served with pita bread.

For dessert, make Egyptian Sweet Cookies!

Famous Egyptians

Imhotep: Research, Video

Moses: Research, Video

Hatshepsut: Research, Video

Nefertiti: ResearchVideo

Tutankhamuntut: Research, Who Was King Tut?, Video

Ramesses II: Research, Video

Cleopatra: Research, Book, Video

Ptolemy: Research

Play Egyptian Music

Find an Egyptian playlist on your favorite streaming service or listen to this collection from youtube.com.  Or check out this collection of Ancient Egyptian music.

Learn Arabic

Most people who live in Egypt speak Arabic.  Here is a video for older students to learn some basic Arabic.

Learn by listening to a picture book read in Arabic.

Duolingo is another free way to learn Arabic.

Non-Fiction Books About Egypt

Fiction Books About Egypt

Elementary school:

This is a non-fiction companion guide to Mummies in the Morning.

 

Middle school:

Movies About Egypt​

PBS series, Egypt’s Golden Empire, has 3 one hour episodes about ancient Egypt that can be viewed on youtube.com.

King Tut: Forgotten Treasure can be viewed with an Amazon Prime membership and is appropriate for all ages.

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb is rated PG and can be rented on Amazon.

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark is also rated PG and available to rent through Amazon.

Or travel to Egypt with Scooby Doo in “Where’s My Mummy?“.

"Go to" Egypt

Download this app and “visit” several places around Egypt!

Visit many places in Egypt in 3D with this site.

Study the Biomes

Most of Egypt is a desert so studying deserts could be a great side unit.  Here is a variety of resources to get you started.

With the Mediterranean Sea to the north and the Red Sea to the east, a study of Egypt could also lead you to study the ocean and sea biome.  Here is a fun, free ocean unit study.  You can also download this app ($3.49) to “experience” diving in the Red Sea.

For a full year of biome studies:

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