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Our selections of educational books about Egypt range through all stages of education - with a section on Teaching Methods (with many NEW titles) and a shorter section for specialist titles for advanced study.

Children can get really invovled with learning about Ancient Egyptian life with classroom plays, games, project ideas and Discussion Guides.

Reference materials provide varied sources of information - often using specialist vocabulary / language / notation (eg. hieroglyphics). The encyclopedias are so gorgeous that they tempt your right in . . . 3D paper-engineering books must be 'explored' to get the full impact. Internet-linked books or CD-ROMs which are cross-referenced with accompanying books all encourage good research habits.

We focus strongly on 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 aspects of Ancient Egyptian life.

Your feedback and suggestions for making this a more useful resource are very welcome.

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

'WHITEBOARD PLUS' CD-ROM
History: Ancient Egyptians (Whiteboard Plus) by Helen Whittaker (CD-ROM - 1 Feb 2006) Single Module: Ancient Egyptians

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

THE ILLUSTRATED CHILDREN'S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE ANCIENT WORLD by John Haywood, Charlotte Hurdman, Richard Tames (2008)

Step back in time to discover the wonders of The Stone Age, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece . . .

DK Eyewitness Ancient Egypt - with Clip-Art CD and  Charts DK EYEWITNESS ANCIENT EGYPT - with CLIP-ART CD and CHARTS (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.

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 (2008)

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 8 - 12 years (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.
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 LIBRARY BINDING at Amazon
EGYPT: CLIP-ART at Amazon
CLIP-ART at Amazon

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

more 'Marvels and Mysteries' from Nelson Thornes (Macmillan Library)

Explore Within An Egyptian Mummy: Enter An Ancient Tomb And Unwrap An Egyptian Mummy!  (Hardcover - With Toy) EXPLORE WITHIN AN EGYPTIAN MUMMY: ENTER AN ANCIENT TOMB AND UNWRAP AN EGYPTIAN MUMMY! (Hardcover - with Toy) 2008 by Lorraine Jean Hopping, Illustrated by Joshua Beach

Ages 4-8
more history books from Silver Dolphin Books

STEP INTO: ANCIENT EGYPT, 2007 by Philip Steele

HISTORY: ANCIENT EGYPT (PRIMARY SPECIALS!) by Mary Green (Folens)

"Excavations can easily be destructive and, in the past, archaeological digs were not always carried out with care ..."

ANCIENT EGYPT (CURIOUS KIDS GUIDES) (Kingfisher, Hardcover) by Philip Steele

Each of these guides is full of lively answers to all those tricky questions about how the world works. Browsers and young students alike will enjoy these lively question-and-answer books with their unique mix of realistic illustrations, fun facts, and engaging cartoons.

Special Features

  • Compact format - easy for small hands to carry
  • Full of fascinating facts on everything a child may ask
  • Text carefully pitched to the age level
  • Factual material presented in a lively style
  • High quality artwork with amusing cartoons

ANCIENT EGYPT (PASSPORT TO THE PAST) Library Binding by Philip Steele (Rosen Central, 2009)

Paperback Edition

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

There's also a paperback version

AN EGYPTIAN TOMB: THE TOMB OF NEBAMUN (British Museum Press) August 2008 by Meredith Hooper

The paintings from Nebamun's tomb are among the most famous objects to survive from ancient Egypt, and are filled with marvellous and lively detail that children will love to explore, with the help of this 32 page book from British Museum - aimed at the 9-12 age-group. The book also shows how experts managed - painstakingly - to unravel the mysteries of the tomb, and how Egyptian experts are still investigating clues that might help them to re-discover the tomb - which was lost soon after its paintings were 'removed' in the nineteenth century!

Nebamun lived in Egypt nearly 3500 years ago, around the same time as Tutankhamun. An official who worked for the king, Nebamun built a wonderful tomb-chapel filled with colourful paintings of himself and his family and his servants in various scenes: throwing a splendid banquet, counting their herds of geese and cattle, making offerings to the gods, enjoying their garden, and hunting in the marshes with their cat!

The paintings are due to be displayed in a new gallery in 2008.

more about THE TOMB OF NEBAMUN

Step Inside: Egypt A Magical 3-Dimensional Ancient World STEP INSIDE: EGYPT A MAGICAL 3-DIMENSIONAL ANCIENT WORLD Pop Up Book (2008) 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

STEP INTO: ANCIENT EGYPT by Philip Steele (2008)

( Southwater ) Ages 9-12

EXPLORE ANCIENT EGYPT! 25 GREAT PROJECTS, ACTIVITIES, AND EXPERIMENTS by Carmella Van Vleet (2008)

(Nomad Press)

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, 2008)

ANCIENT EGYPT ESSENTIAL HISTORY GUIDE (2008)

Publisher: TickTock Media

Ancient Egypt (Your Homework Helper) ANCIENT EGYPT (Your Homework Helper) TickTock Media (2004)

Accessible, curriculum-linked reference book uses simple methods to guide the reader directly to the information they need. Each page focuses on a specific topic and includes concisely worded information, source material and images to support all findings.

Men, Women And Children In Ancient Egypt MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN ANCIENT EGYPT Author: Jane Bingham

'Men, Women And Children In Ancient Egypt ' shows what an imprtant role every single person plays in creating a balanced society - work, education, entertainment, home life and family life. A series of 'real lives' panels tells the stories of real people who lived in Ancient Egypt. Supports the curriculum: shows how we can use surviving evidence to learn about this ancient civilization, backed up with primary source photographic material and fascinating illustrated reconstructions of life in ancient times.

PRIVATE LIVES OF THE PHARAOHS: UNLOCKING THE SECRETS OF EGYPTIAN ROYALTY

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MULTIMEDIA, CD-ROM, ONLINE

VIRTUAL HISTORY FOR KEY STAGE 2 - EGYPTIANS & ANCIENT GREEKS CD-ROM by Christine Cooper and Alison Ewin

Also available:
THE COMPLETE SERIES - VIRTUAL HISTORY FOR KEY STAGE 2, CD-ROM, 2006 (Egyptians and Ancient Greeks, Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, Tudors, Victorians and Twentieth-century Britain)

Virtual History CD-ROMs are ideal for whiteboard teaching.

Fun and engaging simulations and activities - such as competing at the Ancient Olympics - exploring Explore a 3D graphical representation of Tutankhamun's tomb - discovering the influences of Ancient Greek culture on modern society - encourage children to think like historians, developing investigative and analytical skills. Extensive image banks are useful. Virtual History CD-ROMs enable specialists and non-specialists alike to deliver the history lesson confidently, incorporating many cross curricular themes as required.

Virtual History supports the national curriculum requirements for each topic area and is matched to the QCA Scheme of Work for History at Key Stage 2, for a world history study and a European history study and, specifically, Units 10, 14 and 15.
(MS-Windows 98 , Mac-OS 9 with x-shockwave-flash) Age 7 - 11

VIRTUAL HISTORY - KEY STAGE 2 at Amazon

TWOCAN BOOK & CD-ROM SETS - ANCIENT EGYPT

TWOCAN ANCIENT EGYPT BOOK & CD-ROM SETS at Amazon
TWOCAN "WEIRD HISTORY" at Amazon
TWOCAN ANCIENT GREECE BOOK & CD-ROM SETS at Amazon
TWOCAN ANCIENT ROMANS BOOK & CD-ROM SETS at Amazon

INTERFACT EGYPTIANS - BOOK AND CD-ROM INTERFACT EGYPTIANS: The Book and Disk That Work Together (Interfact)

ANCIENT EGYPT: COME AND DISCOVER MY WORLD (My World series, Twocan) by Amanda Martin and Andrew Haslam (Hardcover, 2000)

Crafts, activities, stories, and historical facts give today's children a close look at youngsters of past cultures. A perfect companion to school history curriculum. Photographs of children in costume help to bring the past alive. Easy activities are great for class projects or at-home pretending. ...

While telling about her life in ancient Egypt, nine-year-old Hunefer includes information about families, homes, food, clothing, fun and games, travel, beliefs, and burial practices. Ages 4-8

THE THREAD OF THE NILE: Development Issues in Egypt for History and Geography at Key Stage 2

By studying the village of el Beled, children will appreciate the way that Ancient Egypt has influenced life in Egypt today. The four themes of the book are:

  • Egypt - past and present
  • Using the river Nile
  • Farming choices
  • Living in a community

Photographs, guided tours, maps, plans and character sketches support the text. Although targeted specifically at KS2 History and Geography, The 'Thread of the Nile' also makes an excellent cross-curricular resource, particularly for PSHE, citizenship, literacy, numeracy and science.

Produced by 'Teachers in Development Education' (TIDE)

Egypt / History: Teaching Practice

FOR THE CLASSROOM:

Belair - A World of Display
CREATIVE HISTORY(see below)

more BELAIR HISTORY titles

STOP THE COPYING WITH WILD AND WACKY RESEARCH PROJECTS, 30 April 2008 by Nancy Polette

Quickie projects for kids based on wacky but true facts on many themes including - in part ten: Ancient Curses - a project about 'The Mummy's Curse' encountered by Howard Carter in 189.

'Stop the Copying' aims to help children think about the information they are researching - assessing it critically and independently. Students are inspired to present the results of their research in new ways, as a way of promoting creativity and preventing plagiarism. Cinquains, acrostic poems, quizzes, and graphic organizers help children create poems, games, quizzes and other less traditional formats.

Based on the USA expert Nancy Polette's most popular workshops - Research Without Copying - this book is great for school librarians and teachers aiming to improve standards in writing, reading comprehension and information literacy in grades 4-8. Includes a useful list of literature resources for each topic.

HANDS ON HISTORY (Belair - A World of Display) Jun 2008 by Rebecca Carnihan

TEACHING HISTORY IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS (ACHIEVING QTS) by Pat Hoodless (Paperback, Learning Matters, 2008)

This book introduces trainees and newly-qualified primary teachers to the teaching of history in primary schools, and covers key concepts, skills and knowledge for the history curriculum at Foundation Stage, KS1 and KS2. Contents include planning, teaching and learning strategies, assessment, reflection and evaluation, as well as a range of practical ideas for classroom activities and cross-curricular themes. Each chapter is underpinned by national and international research; also included are links to important themes such as citizenship, out-of-school learning, sustainability, diversity and inclusive practice. Throughout, content is related to new initiatives such as Every Child Matters and Excellence and Enjoyment.

History: Ancient Egyptians (Whiteboard Plus) by Helen Whittaker (CD-ROM - 1 Feb 2006) HISTORY: ANCIENT EGYPTIANS - SINGLE MODULE (WHITEBOARD PLUS) FOLENS CD-ROM (2006)

Use the stimulating activities:

  • with a digital whiteboard
  • on computers with students
  • as lesson starters
  • to revise learning objectives,
  • to consolidate knowledge during plenary sessions
  • with "Folens Accessing History" (or any other history scheme)

The CD-ROM includes abundant activities, colour photos, artworks and animation to provide supporting learning objectives for history.

Also available as: Ancient Egyptians, Children and WW2, Vikings, Henry VIII

Leading Your Subject: History, by Chris Quigley LEADING YOUR SUBJECT: HISTORY by Chris Quigley (Focus Education Ltd, Spiral-bound, 2006)

Ready for your OFSTED inspection?

This book helps leaders prepare fully integrated information on their subject for the SEF, addressing:

  • 'Every Child Matters' outcomes
  • Making clear action plans which help you demonstrate your capacity to improve
  • Integrating key skills into your history teaching
  • Judging progress between the end of reception and KS1, and between KS1 and KS2, with simple, clear guidance.

The accompanying CD-ROM makes it easy to prepare a comprehensive report on standards for presention to governors - or to help you write the SEF.

BELAIR ON-LINE: HISTORY (ON-LINE SERIES) by John Lancaster

PICTURE THE PAST (Belair - A World of Display) by Joan Chambers and Molly Hood. Illustrated by Heather Hacking

Exciting art ideas to help children age 5 - 11 re-create history, including many based on ancient Egypt.

CREATIVE HISTORY (Belair - A World of Display) by Valerie Evans

Creative History (for ages 7-11) provides colourful, inspiring ways to explore ancient cultures, through imaginative art and design. Ancient Egyptians, Aztecs, Greeks, Romans, Vikings, Native Americans, Aborigines and Indians each have a chapter divided into 3-5 sections.

The 'Egyptians' sections covers:
Beliefs; Clothing, Jewellery and Make up; Buildings and transport; Childhood, Toys and Games; Food;
and the activities include making an Egyptian tomb.

All activities use resources readily available in the classroom.

EGYPT: Flip Charts / Wall Charts

ANCIENT EGYPT FLIP CHART (Brockhampton Press)

ANCIENT AFRICAN CIVILIZATIONS - ART POSTER PRINT, 18x25

'LET'S LOOK' POSTERS ABOUT EGYPT

TUTENKHAMEN POSTERS at Amazon

Egypt history for Specialists
ANCIENT EGYPTIAN STORIES:

THE TALE OF SINUHE (Oxford World's Classics) Translated by R. B. Parkinson

The supreme masterpiece of Ancient Egyptian poetry, a perfect fusion of monumental, dramatic, and lyrical styles, and a passionate probing of its culture's ideals and anxieties. Composed by an anonymous author in the form of a funerary autobiography, the Tale shows the courtier Sinuhe fleeing Egypt at the death of his king.

Other works from the Middle Kingdom (c.1940-1640 BC) include a poetic dialogue between a man and his soul on the problem of suffering and death, a teaching about the nature of wisdom spoken by the ghost of the assassinated King Amenemhat I, and a series of light-hearted tales of wonder from the court of the builder of the Great Pyramid. These translations draw on advances in Egyptology, and together with contextualizing introductions and notes to each work provide for a literary reading of these ambiguous and fascinating poems to enable the modern reader to experience them as much as their original audience did, 3000 years ago.

THE TALE OF THE ELOQUENT PEASANT by R.B. Parkinson, Translator (Griffith Institute, 1991)

A masterpieces from the golden age of Egyptian literature in the Middle Kingdom - this version is a full parallel edition of the manuscripts, providing a standard text for future research.

Richard Parkinson has collated the transcriptions with the original papyri in Berlin and London, and proposes a number of new and improved readings. The textual notes supply facsimiles of problematic passages, offer restorations for damaged sections, and record the variant readings of previous scholars. The introduction describes the four manuscripts and discusses their date and provenance. Richard Parkinson constructs the first stemma for the textual tradition of the Tale, as well as presenting a history and bibliography of previous studies.


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