One of my kids favorite history topics over the years has been ancient Egypt. I'm not sure why, but there's just something fascinating about pyramids and mummies and hieroglyphics. We've done several unit studies about ancient Egypt as we've come to their time in our history cycles.
Right now Educents has a pretty cool, free mini unit that will allow you to study King Tut and ancient Egypt with your children. This unit includes timeline pages, math, reading comprehension and more. It's a great supplement to your ancient history studies.
Students LOVE to learn about King Tut and Ancient Egypt! Download a FREE lesson for kids about Ancient Egypt and jump into King Tut's history! The freebie has several activities included in this pack, including reading comprehension, math review, map skills, and timeline practice, so there are a multiple ways to use them.
Use these fun pages to practice place value and/or addition and subtraction skills! Page 12 of the King Tut Mini-Unit Freebie asks students use the symbols to determine the number. The following page goes a step further and asks students add or subtract numbers.
Fun facts about Ancient Egypt:
- The Egyptian alphabet contained more than 700 hieroglyphs!
- Egyptians believed cats were a sacred animal and having a pet cat would bring a household good luck.
- Ancient Egyptians invented pens, toothpaste, and a game very similar to bowling.
More Ancient Egypt resources:Mini Bio: King Tut - Here's a mini bio about King Tut to go with your mini unit!
Ancient Egypt Lapbook - Study interesting facts about the discovery of hieroglyphic writing, the Rosetta Stone, the great King Tutankhamun, the lovely Cleopatra and more. Recipes From Egypt - Delight your little cooks with two authentic and easy-to-make recipes from Egypt: Tameya (the original veggie burger), and Basboosa (Semolina cake with honey and lemon). My Book About Egypt - My Book About Egypt takes elementary students to the cities of Cairo, Alexandria, Damietta, and Giza.
Want free lessons for kids about Ancient Egypt? Download the King Tut Mini-Unit Freebie on Educents!