EGYPT: AUDIOBOOKS / AUDIO-RESOURCES
for Children / Parents / Teachers

AMAZING EGYPTIANS: A FACT FILLED HISTORY SONG (Songsheets with audio CD)

Any parent who has traveled with children has probably already discovered the wonderful entertainment value of audiobooks / songs to help any journey speed by! Certainly story-telling on audiotape/CD make a great addition to 'reading aloud' by parents and teachers (although we do hope they would never become a replacement). Children benefit even more than adults from listening to audiobooks. In particular, they help train a child to listen and pay attention when there is no visual focus - a valuable skill.

But fiction is not the end of the audiobook story. Teachers also use non-fiction, cross-curricular audio books and other music resources — such as active songs about Ancient Egypt which can give a lift to their classroom activities / project work, whilst targeting another learning style for kinaesthetic learners

Audio is obviously also important when learning any language - but we have a separate section of Audio Phrasebooks, Audio Language Courses and other Arabic Languge Learning Resources

EGYPT: CROSS CURRICULAR AUDIO RESOURCES FOR PRIMARY / KEY STAGE 2

MUMMY (EYEWITNESS) (Audio CD) Dorling Kindersley (2009)

A new audio edition of this fact-packed guide — with a giant wallchart, interactive clip-art CD and dedicated website.

From the chemicals Egyptians used to embalm their mummies, to the artefacts buried with bodies to take into the afterlife - disxcover the varied and fascinating ways in which the Ancient Egyptians and others have preserved the dead. Comes with a clip-art CD and giant pull-out wallchart.


AMAZING EGYPTIANS: A FACT FILLED HISTORY SONG (Songsheets with audio CD) AMAZING EGYPTIANS: A FACT FILLED HISTORY SONG (Songsheets with Audio CD) by Suzy Davies (A & C Black)

Amazing Egyptians: A Fact Filled History Song is one of our all-time top sellers, with four catchy, fun to learn songs - perfect for assemblies, concerts and Year 5 / 6 topic work. Each song has an historical focus, linking with key topics in the KS2 History curriculum.

The pack includes:

  • printed piano/vocal score
  • printed photocopiable lyrics
  • printed performance guide
  • audio CD with backing tracks, teaching and performance tracks.

A linked website provides tuned and untuned percussion parts, and a complete performance schedule/plan which brings the song in line with the Music Express unit, Performing Together in Years 5 and 6.

HOT OFF THE PRESS! KS2 GEOGRAPHY SONGSHEETS - Score, Lyrics, Music on CD and resources by Matthew Holmes (A & C Black, 2006)

A catchy, easy to learn song linked with the KS2 Geography curriculum. Hot off the press!, (from the cross-curricular Songsheets series), takes performers and audience on a tour around the globe, addressing a wealth of environmental issues en-route. This song covers key topic facts in a fun way and is perfect for assemblies, concerts and for enlivening topic work.

LIke every songsheet in this series, Hot off the press! contains:

  • a piano/vocal score
  • photocopiable lyrics
  • teaching/performance guidance
  • a CD of backing tracks, teaching tracks and performance tracks.

The dedicated 'songsheets website' (www.acblack.com/songsheets) provides yet more resources, including:

  • tuned and untuned percussion parts
  • teaching/performance notes
  • a performance schedule

Also see:
SINGING SHERLOCK, BOOK 2: THE COMPLETE SINGING RESORCE FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS KS1 + KS2 (Book & CD)
Although a general music resource rather than a specifically Egyptian one, you find to look at this Singing Resource for KS1 and KS2 worthy of your time.

WORLD'S CHILDREN: THE CHILDREN OF EGYPT by Matti A. Pitkanen and Reijo Harkonen (Audiobook - Library Binding)

NOTE: Amazon lists this link as an audiobook - but it may not be - perhaps worth checking. World's Children introduces children to Egypt and its people, with a special focus on the day-to-day life of the children.
(Translated from Finnish)

TALES OF TEMPLES AND TOMBS: A KID'S-EYE VIEW OF ANCIENT EGYPT (COLLECTION) by Lori Donna Amorosia Weidemann (Audio CD)

Novels, songs, myths and legends on CD / tape cassette.

SING IT AND SAY IT (CAN ANYONE PLAY IT?) - ANCIENT EGYPT (Audio Cassette) by Sara Ridgley and Gavin Mole (Faber Music)

National Curriculum-friendly music! Great singing or playing ability is not needed to perform these three ten-minute musicals: 'Nile Style', 'Land Of The Sun God' and 'The Pyramid File'. The tape has a complete performance on one side, and a backing track instrumental accompaniments and sound effects for rehearsals on the reverse. Teachers can link the short musicals together for a thirty-minute show or use the songs individually to support project work in the classroom.

The accompanying 'Sing It And Say It' book is packed with ideas for drama, movement, and National Curriculum links.

Also by Sara Ridgley and Gavin Mole:
AROUND THE WORLD IN A THOUSAND YEARS International Music Publications (2005)

This book is all you need for the complete Key Stage 2 production of the musical Around The World In A Thousand Years.

The CD includes separate rehearsal and performance tracks. As well as the printed music, there are suggestions for costumes and a useful planning schedule.

A music co-ordinator in a primary school gives it a high recomendation: "I would have no hesitation in looking at, or even performing, other musicals by these writers . . . At last - a VERY GOOD selection of musicals that actually work well in school."
Around the World/1000 Years: (Piano Score)
Composers: Sara Ridgley and Gavin Mole (International Music Publications, sheet music)

EGYPTIAN TREASURES: MUMMIES AND MYTHS by Jim Weiss (Audio CD)

Master storyteller / writer Jim Weiss has cleverly chosen and re-told - without the distraction of musical accompaniment or sound effects - five myths and stories which work together to create powerful drama with a stunning climax. Altogether a captivating storytelling experience. Weiss has established a strong facutal basis, and successfully combines Egyptian mythology, history, and archaeology to convey not only the unfolding of history, but also the massive, impact of the discovery in 1881 of fabulously rich tomb of Rameses the Great - an impact which affected not only those who entered the tomb after 3,200 years but also the people of modern Egypt.

The CD includes background information about ancient and contemporary Egypt, and the overall approach encourages respect for the Egyptian culture.

THE PRINCE OF EGYPT: STORYBOOK (PUFFIN COVER TO COVER STORY TAPE) (Audio Cassette) by Andre Micha and Jeff Goldblum


YOUNG VOICES: BRITISH CHILDREN REMEMBER THE SECOND WORLD WAR by Lyn Smith / Imperial War Museum (Audio CD) 2008

Young Voices is a general audio history resource - useful for the topic it is designed for, but also useful for kick-starting creative audio work about what the children are learning about in their Ancient Egypt topics.

Using genuine archived sound material, assembled over nearly thirty years, this vibrant testament of experience makes a powerful oral history of the war - from a child's perspective.



EGYPT AUDIOBOOKS: CHILDREN'S FICTION

The Cat Mummy THE CAT MUMMY by Jacqueline Wilson

When Verity finds her beloved pet dead in the wardrobe, she decides not to bury the poor old thing, but to take a few lessons from the Ancient Egyptians. But it's hard to find the basic mummification materials, and Gran would probably fuss about hygiene if she knew anything about it . . .

1901326497 'PLAYAWAY PRESENTS' STORIES FROM ANCIENT EGYPT: GIFT BOX EDITION - Classic Children's Stories by David Angus and Janet Suzmann (Playaway Audio Audio Cassette)

Playaway Presents: Stories from Ancient Egypt, Volume 2: The Wisdom of Imhotep/The Glory of the Pharaohs/The Book of Thoth/The Last Pharaohs - with Headphones  (Playaway Audio 
by David Angus and Janet Suzman - Preloaded Digital Audio Player,
Currently unavailable)
The image is from the 'Ivory Shell' (publisher) cassestte

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Egyptian pharaohs and Gods EGYPTIAN GODS AND PHARAOHS - Unabridged Audiobook (Audio CD) by Robert Swindells, narrated by Christian Rodska (Cover to Cover Audio CD)

Ancient Egypt was a magical world of gods and sorcerors. Children around 9-12 yrs will find these stories, re-told by the award-winning children's author, lively, fresh and accesible.
The same recording is also available as a Cover to Cover Audio Cassette

THE CURSE OF THE EGYPTIAN MUMMY - UNABRIDGED AUDIO BOOK by Pat Hutchins, narrated by Brigit Forsyth (Chivers Children's Audio Books; Library edition)

A group of cub scouts discover a man - dead from the bite of a venemous asp, and their camp turns into an hilarious mystery adventure. The Curse of the Egyptian Mummy: Complete & Unabridged (Radio Collection) [Audiobook - Audio Cassette] The same recording is also available (unabridged) under the BBC Audiobooks label audio cassette (see image on left)

PLAY: THE CURSE OF THE EGYPTIAN MUMMY: AN HILARIOUS ADVENTURE FOR CHILDREN (ACTING EDITION) by David Conville / Pat Hutchins (Samuel French)

Hard to track down, but good fun!

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EGYPT: MUSIC / OTHER AUDIO RESOURCES

THE ROUGH GUIDE TO THE MUSIC OF EGYPT (Audio CD) Rough Guides 2007

Also see the EGYPT: MUSIC page.

EGYPT HISTORY RESOURCES:
FURTHER AUDIO RESOURCES

GENERAL HISTORY: AUDIO at Amazon

EGYPT: FICTION AUDIOBOOKS at Amazon
EGYPT: AUDIOBOOKS
EGYPT: AUDIOBOOK TAPE CASSETTES
EGYPT: AUDIOBOOK CDs at Amazon
EGYPT: KIDS AUDIOBOOKS at Amazon

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