- That kings and special people were buried in pyramids.
- The king of Ancient Egypt was called a Pharaoh.
- Egypt is in Africa.
- The secret of how pyramids were constructed has been discovered.
- They painted pictures on the walls inside the pyramids.
- A lot of the things we use today were invented in ancient Egypt (time, 365 day year, locks, toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs etc)
- There were no roads in Egypt because they used the Nile to get around.
- Paper was made from papyrus and they used pictures to write words.
- We did a Mummification Experiment. (results to come next week)
- A mummy is a dead person.
- We baked Egyptian style cookies and shared a cup of tea. (We had to add an extra table spoon of butter because the mixture was a little dry.)
- Sir N's favourite thing was the pyramids. (We built a 3 D model of Kufu's Pyramid)
- Egypt has the largest Muslim population in the world at over 80 000 000.
- They use Egyptian Pounds and some of their coins have holes in them.
- The Egyptian Flag has red at the top, white in the middle and black at the bottom. It also has a gold bird in the middle.
|We baked Egyptian style cookies|
Our Resources this week
- From Sonlight
Usborne Time Traveler
Usborne World Geography
Usborne Living Long Ago
The Usborne Children's Encyclopedia I'm using the old version.
- From the library
Why were mummies wrapped ?
This is my culture: Egypt
Earth's Continents: Africa
Starting History: The Egyptians
- Egypt Shutterfold Map on Homeschool Share.
- 3D Ancient Egypt Lapbook over at Practical Pages
- Paper Dolls from Practical Pages.
- A Unit Study for Homeschool on Squidoo Ancient Egypt.
- Africa Resources Page on Homeschool Share.
- Africa Three Part Cards by Karen Briguaglio
- African Animal Cards by Molly Boulter
- Notebooking Pages from Notebooking Pages.com
- Expedition Earth from Confessions of a Home Schooler
- Ancient Egyptian Printables from Activity Village.
- World Fact Book: Egypt.
- Egyptian Currency.
- About the Egyptian Flag.
- How were Mummies made ? at The British Museum a Step by Step process. (down loadable PowerPoint presentation for 7-11 yearolds.)
- Egyptian Mummy Experiment with apples from over at Confessions of a Homeschooler.
- The British Museum Ancient Egypt
- Melt-In-Mouth Cookies, Egyptian Style - Ghorayebah
- Great Pyramid of Khufu, Egypt From Paper Craft at Canon.
- Sphinx, Egypt from Paper Craft at Canon
- Make your own cartouche (cartouche Generator)
- Design a Sarcophagus over at Activity Village
- Pavlína - classical egyptian dance - baed anak
- The Pyramids in Egypt - National Geographic
- Great Pyramid Mystery Solved
- The Mummification Process
- Food Safari - Egyptian
- Fertilty of the Nile - Nile - BBC
- The River Nile splits - BBC
- The Land Re-emerges - Nile - BBC
- Egypt - National Geographic Traveler
- Egyptian National Anthem
- Suez Canal Time Lapse on YouTube
- How Canals Work on YouTube
- Animal life on the shores of the blue Nile - BBC Earth
- Sand Cat over at BBC Science & Nature
- What is a SAND CAT ? on YouTube.
- Sand Cat Kittens at Cincinnati Zoo
- Nile Crocodile at BBC
- Diving with wild Crocodiles.
- Nile Crocodile on National Geographic
- Nile Crocodile on National Geographic Kids
- The Worlds Largest Crocodile on YouTube.
- Andean flamingo mating dance on YouTube
- Its not walk like an Egyptian but walk like a Flamingo!on YouTube
- The Greatest Pink Show on Earth on YouTube
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Learning All the Time Favourite Resources ,Homegrown Learners Collage Friday, Red Oak Lane Share Your Ideas and Learning All the Time Look what We did.