One of my favorite subjects to teach is ancient history. There is something fascinating about the ancient world. The amazing innovations that were lost for thousands of years, the myths, the connections of cultures and the links to Biblical history; it all pulls me in. I love teaching it. We’ve studied the ancient Romans, the ancient Greeks and now the ancient Egyptians. The key to how to teach ancient Egypt in a way your kids will love is simple.
Follow their interests.
Go on rabbit trails.
Sprinkle with a bit of pixie dust and have fun.
The connections between the great nations of the ancient world are intriguing. The conqueror may be the militarily elite, but often they adopt the cultures and beliefs of the conquered and history is once again changed. To teach all these great moments in history, you need some interesting and enjoyable resources. I’ve compiled a list of resources you may want to use, and at the bottom of this post, you can find the lesson plans we used over a four week period.
Ancient Egypt Books
Ancient Egypt Online Resources
Ancient Egypt Online Subscription Boxes and Lapbooks
This post is the first of 5 posts about our Ancient Egypt Unit Study. Join me each day as I show you how to teach Ancient Egypt in a way your kids will love:
And here’s the lesson plans I promised.
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Hi, I’m Dachelle. I’m a homeschooling mom of 3 in the South. I love chocolate and have been known to hide it from my children. I can often be found reading a good book (or even sometimes just an okay book) and enjoying a jar of Nutella — don’t judge. I blog, here, at HideTheChocolate.com when I’m not creating book clubs and making lists…lots and lots of lists (it’s an addiction). Learn more…