The Greenleaf Guide to Ancient Egypt
by Cyndy Shearer
Ever wonder how biblical history and ancient Egyptian history fit together? Why was God so angry with Pharaoh, anyway? These were questions we asked when we began our study of Ancient Egypt. We wanted to start our study of Western history by beginning at the beginning.
After reading through the Old Testament (which is history, after all) we study ancient Egypt. The Greenleaf Guide to Ancient Egypt presents ten lesson plans, using the six books listed below. Included are vocabulary lists and discussion questions drawn from the reading. Also included are directions for playing a checkers-like game found in Tut’s tomb, directions for building a model shaduf (irrigate like the Egyptians!), as well as suggestions for how to adapt your study to fit grades 2-7. Home school tested. Excellent for Konos or Unit studies. Average duration is about 15 weeks.
“An absolutely enthralling introduction to this time period.” – Mary Pride
Books covered/used in the Greenleaf Guide to Ancient Egypt
- The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt by Elizabeth Payne
- Mummies Made in Egypt by Aliki
- The Sahara Desert
- Tut’s Mummy: Lost and Found
- Pyramid by David Macaulay
- The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Egypt