Multcolib School Corps Picks Ancient Egypt Grades 6-8
Annotation:Explores the ancient civilization of Egypt by examining all aspects of daily life across all strata of society and focusing on the cycles of farming and trade, marriage and family life, education, and entertainment.
Annotation:The ancient secrets of Egypt's Valley of the Kings are presented with fresh insight into the mystery and intrigue of the Egyptian civilization. Beginning with the discovery of King Tutankhamun's tomb, the authors explore the entire Valley--the final resting place of more than 50 pharaohs--and tell little-known stories about the tombs and their occupants.
Annotation:Uses activities and handicraft projects to reinforce information about the clothing, architecture, writing, work, food, and religion of the Egyptians, Mesopotamians, Nubians, and Hittites who lived in the Near East in ancient times.
Annotation:For thousands of years, Egypt's desert sands kept the mysteries of one of the world's first great civilizations buried. Now, the world of pharaohs, pyramids, and mummies are among the most fascinating subjects of ancient times.
Annotation:Today's kids actively experience the wonders of ancient Egypt. Games, food, clothing and creative activities involve children in the exploration of life in a ancient society.
Annotation:A detailed look at life in Egypt - from the pharaoh and his courtiers, through the mystical rites of the priests, to the world of the workers in the fields. Featuring stunning items from the tomb of Tutankhamun and jewelry from the royal palaces, Eyewitness Ancient Egypt shows how Egyptian nobles lived. Find out how they prepared for the afterlife and what food, clothes, weapons, and even toys ordinary people enjoyed.
Annotation:Children reach a deeper understanding of historical peoples by participating in the activities that shaped their lives. This hands-on series lets them discover history with projects, facts, photographs, costumes, and maps. Tested projects reinforce traditional lessons and research. A powerful, graphic style combines with informative, sensitive text.
Annotation:If I Were a Kid in Ancient Egypt takes readers through daily life in a vibrant culture that pioneered paper, linen, irrigation, medicine, and much more, and shows how these inventions came about and how they affected the culture's younger citizens.
Annotation:In Ancient Egypt, the pharaoh is the supreme ruler and overseer of every aspect of life--a living god. From the moment of his coronation, he is busy with the construction of elaborate temples, the conquering of foreign lands, and the creation of beautiful jewelry and art, all of which are done to worship the great Egyptian gods and to expand the pharaoh's eternal legacy. Yet Pharaoh is ever mindful of his eventual journey into the afterlife and his final transformation into a complete god.
Annotation:Among the topics discussed are how people in ancient Egypt worshipped their gods, how their government operated, what their family life was like, and what kinds of games the children played. Readers will learn about such fascinating practices as mummification, which the Egyptians used to preserve the bodies of their dead in order to honor them.
Annotation:Describes the construction of an Egyptian pharaoh's tomb, the life and various jobs of the workers, and the burial of the pharaoh.
Annotation:The Nile River literally created civilization in Egypt. The Nile's waters made it possible for people to live and grow food, and to travel and trade with one another. Egypt's birds and animals living along the Nile Valley became the models for its gods and goddesses, and hidden in the vast deserts and mountain ranges that protected Egypt from invasion were rich natural resources of metals, stone, gems, and minerals that became the basis of Egypt's wealth and strength.
Annotation:Travel back in time to a civilization that lasted over 3,000 years. Knowledge of this splendid culture comes to us through significant archaeological finds, such as royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings, which contained not only mummies, but exquisite artifacts as well. The discovery of the Rosetta Stone eventually led to the decoding of Egyptian hieroglyphics. Ancient Egypt still holds many mysteries.
Annotation:A retelling of several key ancient Egyptian myths, with background information describing the history, geography, belief systems, and customs of the ancient Egyptians
Annotation:Clearly written text offers an answer to the question of why ancient Egyptians mummified thousands and thousands of cats. An easy-to-understand introduction to ancient Egyptian history.
Annotation:With poetic language and striking illustrations, Weitzman tells the story of how one of the greatest boats of ancient Egypt came to be built-and built again. In the shadow of the Great Pyramid at Giza, the most skilled shipwrights in all of Egypt are building an enormous vessel that will transport Cheops, the mighty pharaoh, across the winding waterway and into a new world.
Annotation:Individual craftsmen, artists, and laborers describe the work that they do in Egypt during the time of the Old Kingdom, and the historical note places them in context.
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