Your assignment: become an expert on an ancient Egyptian research topic!
You will need a combination of books, encyclopedias, and websites for your assignment.
-consult the cart of books available in your classroom
-Find books at your local library:
- Minuteman Library Network (Newton, Brookline, Needham, Weston, and other towns in the area)
- Boston Public Library
Encyclopedias, Magazines and Books on the Web:
-Search for your topic in Kids Infobits
You can also try The World Book Encyclopedia books, available in the library
Try one of these sights below for information on your topic.
The British Museum: Ancient Egypt Online
A great starting point for topics on daily life, farming, gods and goddesses, pyramids and more!
WGBH's NOVA website has some nice interactive features, videos and information available:
- Explore Ancient Egypt
This is an amazing 360 degree interactive site that lets you walk around the Sphinx, Great Pyramid, temples, and an Egyptian boat, and other astounding artifacts.
- Who Built the Pyramids?
Lots of great information on the construction of the pyramids.
- Inside the Pyramids
- Mummies 101
- Egypt's Astounding Mummies
- How the Egyptians Made Mummies
- Mummies and the Afterlife
- Daily lives of the people who built the Pyramids
- Building Pharaoh's Chariot
- Riddles of the Sphinx
- Building Pharaoh's Ship (you can read the text of the video for information)
- Egyptian Armor and Egyptian weapons and more weapons
BBC's Ancient Egypt Resources
Ancient Egypt for Kids
Little bits of information on farming, daily life, clothing, Rosetta Stone, and more
Mrs. Finkelstein's list of topics and a website to match
These websites have information on a variety of different topics:
- Odyssesy Online
- University of Manchester's Egyptian Site for Kids
Interactive maps and information. (Flash required)
- Ancient Egypt from A-Z
- History.com has good introductions to Cleopatra, King Tut, and lots more!
- History for Kids is a good place to look for daily life, clothing, religion, art, food...
- Theban Mapping Project focuses on The Valley of the Kings
- Virtual Egypt
National Geographic's Hieroglyphics Translator
You'll need a browser that can use Flash for this to work!
Make your own Cartouche
Explore museums with collections of Egyptian Artifacts