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Egypt: Books / Resources for Education

Leading Your Subject: History, by Chris Quigley

All educational stages are covered - with a shorter section for specialist titles for advanced study and a section on Teaching Methods

Many of our selections integrated well with Scottish Standard Curriculum 5 -14 / National Curriculum Key Stage 2 History and some fantastic Cross-Curricular materials with an Egyptian theme are linked to for each aspect of Ancient Egyptian life, so please browse under all subject headings!

Our choice of reference materials provide varied sources of information - many of them using specialist vocabulary / language / notation such as hieroglyphics. The encyclopedias are so gorgeous that they tempt your right in and the 3D paper-engineering books just beg to be 'explored'. Some books are are internet-linked, making good use of cross-referencing and the use ICT to find information - as do CD-ROMs which are cross-referenced with accompanying books . . .

The variety of resources for learning about Ancient Egyptian life is wide - classroom , games, project ideas, discussion guides. And we provide themed links to many more resources.

Don't miss the many useful ideas in our CRAFTS & ACTIVITIES section.

2008: NEW TITLES LINKED TO EGYPT FOR
SCOTTISH STANDARD CURRICULUM / NATIONAL CURRICULUM KEY STAGE 2

TRAVELLER'S GUIDE TO THE ANCIENT WORLD: EGYPT: IN THE YEAR 1200 BCE by Charlotte Booth (David & Charles, 2008)

Egypt: in the Year 1200 BCE is one of a new, carefully researched history series. Written in the style of a contemporary travel guide to Thebes and the Nile Valley, the book includes everything - visiting the pyramids - where to eat - maps and illustrations - fascinating insights - that a tourist or traveller would expect from a guidebook.

Each guide in the Traveller's Guide to the Ancient World series paints a vivid picture of the past allowing you to experience ancient wonders as if you had travelled to back in time to visit them - and get to know the people of the time.

Usborne Encyclopedia Of Ancient Egypt (Internet-linked Reference) 2008 USBORNE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ANCIENT EGYPT (Internet-linked Reference, 2008)

Excellent presentation - a really gorgeous book - and the way this encyclopedia links to the internet adds hugely to its value. The book has stunning photographs and detailed illustrations, a comprehensive factfinder featuring a time chart, a list of 'who's who' and details of recent archaeological finds. The recommended web sites provide extra information - and a fuller 'experience' using sound, animation and video clips - particularly useful for projects and homework.

There's a fantastic range of Usborne books about Egypt for all key stages, including many that feature projects, cut-out models, jigsaws and other useful supporting activities.

EGYPT: USBORNE BOOKS at Amazon
EGYPT: USBORNE ACTIVITIES at Amazon

NEW FORMAT
DK Eyewitness Ancient Egypt - with Clip-Art CD and  Charts DK EYEWITNESS ANCIENT EGYPT - with CLIP-ART CD and CHARTS (May 2008) by George Hart (DK Eyewitness Books) Reading level: Ages 9-12

You can be an eyewitness to life in Ancient Egypt and travel back in time to this remarkable civilization and discover how ordinary Egyptians and nobles lived. See inside the Great Pyramid at Giza and discover how Tutankhamun's tomb was found. Great for project works or just for fun. This new enhanced format Eyewitness series was relaunched in 2007 - the same superb quality information, photography and illustration with the addition of a clip-art CD-ROM and giant pull-out wallchart. This was a deliberate response to the enthusiasm of teachers and children to both the posters DK was sending to teachers and the DK clip art relating to specific titles. Ancient Egypt is one of the latest additions to the new format.

POSTERS at Traditional Egypt
EGYPT EYEWITNESS BOOKS at Amazon

ANCIENT EGYPT - D.K. Eyewitness Experts DK EYEWITNESS EXPERTS: ANCIENT EGYPT by Martin Sheen by Martin Sheen and Dorling Kindersley Publishing

The Eyewitness Expert series are kits that contain an Eyewitness book, a clip art CD and wall chart, a model, map, collectible cards bound into a paperback book and a small-format hardcover guide that chronicles the work of an expert in the relevant field.

Eyewitness Experts were launched in 2007 to expand the popular and useful - invaluable - Eyewitness range.

DK Eyewitness Workbook: Ancient Egypt DK EYEWITNESS WORKBOOK: ANCIENT EGYPT (2008)

A groundbreaking series! These are really 'more than workbooks' - with exciting subjects and many, varied opportunities for fun and interactive learning.

Eyewitness Workbooks are sturdy carrying folders that open to reveal three panels and include a paperback workbook with activities, stickers, a progress chart and certificate of excellence, a relevant map and a "Turn To Learn" Wheel presenting over a hundred facts.
8 - 12 years; 48 pages (8 in full-colour)

Eyewitness Workbooks were launched in 2007 to expand the popular and useful - invaluable - Eyewitness range. Eyewitness Workbook: Ancient Egypt is one of the latest additions to the range.

EGYPT: DK EYEWITNESS at Amazon
DK EYEWITNESS WORKBOOK at Amazon
DK EGYPT School / Library Binding at Amazon
EGYPT: CLIP-ART at Amazon
CLIP-ART at Amazon

Ancient Egypt: A First Look At People Of The Nile ANCIENT EGYPT: A FIRST LOOK AT PEOPLE OF THE NILE
by Bruce Strachan (Henry Holt)

Bruce Strachan's three-dimensional illustrations and text effectively simplify the rich, fascinating ancient Egyptian culture for young readers. It's a wonderful introduction to ancient Egypt: the land, river, monuments, people, everyday customs and culture. Topics include the pyramids, individual Pharaohs - including Hatshepsut , the female pharaoh - and the Great Sphinx. Mummification gets three chapters - 'Blessing', 'Preparation' and 'Preservation'. The role of the Nile River in the development of agriculture, transportation and religion is an interesting and important element of Ancient Egypt: A First Look At People Of The Nile

EGYPT - THE CULTURE (Lands, Peoples, & Cultures) EGYPT - THE CULTURE (Lands, Peoples, & Cultures) by Arlene Moscovitch (Crabtree Publishing Co. Canada) Ages 9-10

Today in Egypt pyramids lie amidst modern farming villages, and construction crews renovate and restore crumbling old city architecture. The revised "Egypt - The Culture" examines the ancient and modern cultural history of Egypt together with contemporary issues - sustainable development - how the country combats terrorism - the environmental impact of Egypt's growing population - how pollution effects the pyramids. The text is supported with 50 percent new images and an interesting range of topics - mummies - King Tut -everyday life in Ancient Egypt - Modern Egyptian music, dance, literature and art.

Also available as:

EGYPT - THE CULTURE: School / Library Binding (cover picture: boy) Jan 2008

EGYPT: THE CULTURE - School / Library Binding (cover picture: girl) Jan 2008

Crabtree Publishing have many fantastic series - usually as Book & CD-ROM sets - usually also available in School / Library Binding - and sometimes on Audio CD.

HABITATS: CRABTREE PUBLISHING at Amazon
LANDS, PEOPLES, & CULTURES at Amazon
CRABTREE PUBLISHING at Amazon
EGYPT: THE CULTURE at Amazon

Marvels And Mysteries Mummies MARVELS AND MYSTERIES: MUMMIES by Paul Mason (2008)

(Macmillan Library, Nelson Thornes)

WOMEN ON THE NILE by Joan Rees (Stacey International, 2008)

The writings of Harriet Martineau, Florence Nightingale and Amelia Edwards.

Duplicate warning!This appears to be same book as Writings on the Nile: Harriet Martineau, Florence Nightingale and Amelia Edwards by Joan Rees (published in 1995)

The final chapter of the 1995 book contrasts the experiences of Harriet Martineau, Florence Nightingale and Amelia Edwards with those of Lucie Duff Gordon, who lived in Luxor for seven years. ITS not clear whether the new version includes that section.

EXPLORE WITHIN AN EGYPTIAN MUMMY by Lorraine Jean Hopping (2008) Ages 4-8

Publisher: Silver Dolphin Books

STEP INTO: ANCIENT EGYPT by Philip Steele (2008)

Publisher: Southwater Ages 9-12

THE ANCIENT EGYPTIANS: DRESS, EAT, WRITE, AND PLAY JUST LIKE THE EGYPTIANS by Fiona MacDonald, Reading level: Ages 9-12, (QEB Hands-On History - School / Library Binding, 2008)

There's also a paperback version

AN EGYPTIAN TOMB: THE TOMB OF NEBAMUN by Meredith Hooper

Publisher: Firefly Books Ages 9-12

Step Inside: Egypt A Magical 3-Dimensional Ancient World STEP INSIDE: EGYPT A MAGICAL 3-DIMENSIONAL ANCIENT WORLD Pop Up Book by Ronne Randall, Illustrated by Brian Palmer (Sterling)

Ten-year-old Seneb guides readers on a journey to the town of Kahun, on the banks of the River Nile. One of Egypt's famed pyramids is nearly finished - after 20 years of work. Workers scramble to load building materials on to boats - people rush to the market - Seneb's family prepares for a celebratory feast. Incredible 3-D displays fold out filled with extensive detail: cats at the market. the distant desert, boats crossing the river to the faraway homes, priests wrapping mummies, elaborate funeral processions.

STEP INSIDE SERIES at Amazon

EXPLORE ANCIENT EGYPT! 25 GREAT PROJECTS, ACTIVITIES, AND EXPERIMENTS by Carmella Van Vleet

(Nomad Press)

ANCIENT EGYPT ESSENTIAL HISTORY GUIDE

Publisher: TickTock Media

CLASSROOM INTERACTIONS IN LITERACY by Eve Bearne, Henrietta Dombey, Teresa Grainger (Open University Press)

A fascinating study of teaching in multi-lingual environments. Various examples of arabic-speaking children are included. In the chapter 'An interactive pedagogy for bilingual children', we discover how a bilingual environment was created in one nursery, with the help of Mohammed, who enjoyed listening to an arabic alphabet audio tape at home and is encouraged to share it with the class. His own Arabic alphabet poster was displayed alongside an English poster, with a cassette player which allowed the children to choose for themsleves whether to listen to the Arabic alphabet song or the Enlish one. Thus the tapes and posters became part of the nursery's investigation of how graphic symbols relate to meaning - an early building block for literacy, and there were some interesting results.


EGYPT: PLAYS, DRAMA, NOVELS, LITERACY, READING SCHEMES

EGYPT: PLAYS

ANCIENT EGYPT: 5 SHORT PLAYS FOR THE CLASSROOM (Read-Aloud Plays) by John Rearick

Read-aloud plays with background information, writing prompts, and creative activities

READ-ALOUD PLAYS: EVERYDAY LIFE IN ANCIENT WORLD CIVILIZATIONS (Read-Aloud Plays) by Alexandra Hanson-Harding (Teaching Resources)

READ-ALOUD PLAYS at Amazon

EGYPT: PLAYS / DRAMA at Amazon .

READ ALOUD PLAYS at Amazon .

MODERN ARABIC DRAMA IN EGYPT by M. M. Badawi (Cambridge University Press, 2005)

A critical survey of modern Egyptian drama from the work of Tawfiq al-Hakim in the 1930s to the present day.

THE WELL OF TRUTH: A FOLKTALE FROM EGYPT (Story Cove: a World of Stories) THE WELL OF TRUTH: A FOLKTALE FROM EGYPT (Story Cove: a World of Stories) as told by Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss, illustrated by Tom Wrenn (August House Publishers, Story Cove)

A picture book retelling of an Egyptian folktale. When Goat, Rooster, and Donkey start farming together, Donkey discovers that he doesn't like sharing. But he learns his lesson at the Well of Truth. One of the Story Cove series, which tells tales from a variety of cultures to inspire children with simple, universal lessons and values.
Story Cove: a World of Stories (inc. Library editions)   |   Story Cove audiobooks

THE GOLDEN FLOWER: A STORY FROM EGYPT (Legends of the World Series) by Janet Palazzo-Craig and Charles Reasoner

OMM SETY'S EGYPT: A STORY OF ANCIENT MYSTERIES, SECRET LIVES, AND THE LOST HISTORY OF THE PHARAOHS by Hanny El Zeini and Catherine Dees

STORIES FROM ANCIENT EGYPT- AUDIOBOOK (Audio Cassette) by David Angus, Janet Suzmann, and Janet Suzman

Classic Children's Stories.

Stories from Ancient Egypt is also available as a Gift Box Edition

(also see: Children's Stories from Africa)

WONDER TALES (World Storytelling) by Heather Forest (August House)

Also see:
Tales from Egypt and the Arab World Series

Egypt Stories

CHANGING FACE OF EGYPT (Changing Face of...) by Ron Ragsdale (Raintree, Library Binding)

EGYPT: LITERACY

OTIS C. MOUSE; EGYPT (PHONICS COMICS: LEVEL 3) OTIS C. MOUSE - EGYPT: A TALE OF TOO MANY CITIES (Phonics Comics: level 3) by Wendy Wax (innovative KIDS, 2008)

Otis C. Mouse lives a happy life in New York City - until he accidentally gets whisked away to Egypt. His epic adventure begins with a whirlwind tour of the country's history and culture. Keep your eyes peeled for future adventures as Otis travels the world trying to get home. Where will he end up next? ITS a tale of too many cities! (Well, three tales, actually).

Innovative KIDS is a publisher of educational, award-winning "hands-on, minds-on" books and games for children. Best selling titles include our Now I'm Reading!" series for Beginning Readers, Gross Anatomy, Bubbleology, Build-A-Word.
(Age 6+, paperback, 24 pages)

PHONICS COMICS at Amazon

TREETOPS TRUE STORIES: TOMB RAIDERS - DISCOVERING TUTANKHAMUN (Oxford Reading Tree: Stages 13-14) by Simon Cheshire and Jim Eldridge

A young waterboy alerts the team to the discovery of the treasure-filled tomb of King Tutankhamun - exciting, motivating, carefully levelled, narrative non-fiction for Year 5s. As with the other TreeTops True Stories series, varied types of writing are featured: full introduction and story background sections, narrative 'faction' text and full supporting contents, index and glossary. 'Tomb Raiders - Discovering Tutankhamun' is an excellent supporting text for project work on the Egyptians. The artwork (halftones and line drawings throughout) is realistic. Photos and captions are relevant.

As with all Oxford Reading Tree titles in the TreeTops library , this comes with free, flexible Teacher's Notes.

MUMMIES - ALL ABOARD READING: Level 2 (School / Library Binding 2008) by Joyce Milton and Susan Swan

There's also a paperback version of 'Mummies' (All Aboard Reading)

TUTANKHAMUN'S ARROW (Collins Red Storybooks) by Karen Wallace

The twins find an arrow in a junk shop - and mysteriously find themselves in Ancient Egypt, watching the funeral of King Tutankhamun. But then they have to find their way back to the future, by discovering what is hidden in the pictures in the tomb - and with the help of a black cat.

Picture Dicctionary Ancient Egypt PICTURE DICTIONARY OF ANCIENT EGYPT

Oxford Reading Tree Stage 11 - TreeTops Non-fiction

TREETOPS NON-FICTION at Amazon

REWARDING READS
(for people with reading difficulties / reluctant readers)

MUMMIES (Trailblazers) by David Orme (pub. Ransom)

"Mummies" investigates strange legacies from the past, including the famous mummy's curse. The fiction story "The Walking Horror" is particularly scary!

"Trailblazers" readers for older children and young adults have a reading age of 5-8. Each reader looks appealing to the older target audience, and provides a satisfying read for older children / young adults with reading difficulties or who are learning English as a second language. Each title features a different popular topic, with an illustrated non-fiction section plus a supporting fictionalised story. The story is presented in two formats - with simple text on one page and an illustrated "speech bubble" version on the facing page.

TRAILBLAZERS READERS at Amazon

EXTREME HABITATS: DESERTS (ticktock Media Ltd, 2007) by Jim Page

Narrative text, fact boxes and dramatic imagery place the reader in the role of a traveller exploring the desert! Low-level text is combined with highly visual spreads to appeal to older, reluctant or less able readers. Each book in the 'Extreme Habitats' includes a fact file section perfect for schoolwork.

Mighty Egyptians - Know-It-All Guides MIGHTY EGYPTIANS (KNOW-IT-ALL GUIDES) by Nigel Crowle (Puffin, 2007)

Far out facts to impress your friends - with a challenge: "Can you find the fib?" Each chapter contains an entirely made up story hidden among the facts - ITS up to the reader to spot it (check the answers at the end).

THE EGYPT GAME Reading level: Ages 7 - 10 / 9 - 12 years by Zilpha Keatley Snyder (Yearling Books, 1996)

April and her friend Melanie - apparantly wildly different characters living in a Califormian university town discover the Professor's deserted yard - little more than a wasteland by the local 'antique' shop - they decide to re-create ancient Egypt, complete with statuary and hieroglyphics - but has the elaborate fantasy game gone too far when they decide to perform the rites and rituals? Other children are drawn in - and things get dangerous.

also see: "The Egypt Game - Teacher Guide" and "The Egypt Game: A Study Guide"

THE CURSE OF KING TUT'S MUMMY (STEPPING STONE CHAPTER BOOKS) Grade 2-4 by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld and Jim Nelson

STEPPING STONE CHAPTER BOOKS at Amazon

SEBA THE SCRIBE: A STORY OF ANCIENT EGYPT by Anne F. Rockwell (2009)

CLEOPATRA (LEVELED BIOGRAPHIES, GRADE 3) by Jane Bingham (Heinemann)

LEVELED BIOGRAPHIES at Amazon

CLEOPATRA'S COIN (Stories Of Great People) by Gerry Bailey and Karen Foster, Illustrated by Leighton Noyes (2008)

Recent fiction for grades 3-4 includes:

THE MYSTERY OF THE GOLDEN CROCODILE: AN EGYPTIAN MAZE ADVENTURE (Explorers Club) by Judith Rossell CLEOPATRA AND THE KING'S ENEMIES: YOUNG PRINCESSES AROUND THE WORLD (Ready-To-Read: Level 3) by Joan Holub and Nonna

EGYPT: LEVEL 3 READERS at Amazon
EGYPT READERS at Amazon

HIEROGLYPH IT! Discover the Picture Language of Ancient Egypt by Sue Weatherill, illustrated by Steve Weatherill (Verulam Publishing Ltd)

An activity pack with a booklet and of facts and activities.
HIEROGLYPH IT! combines art project and exploration to help children learn the mysterious picture-writing of Ancient Egypt. Learn the meaning of many hieroglyphs from a brightly illustrated chart and create your own messages using the hieroglyphic stencil card and the sheet of hieroglyphic stickers. Papyrus-textured paper, cards and envelopes are included.

Note: A correction is required when you use this book with children - heiroglyphs are not the oldest form of written language (cuneiform is).

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