Ancient Egypt is one of the funnest things we've ever studied. We kicked of the unit with a trip to the King Tut exhibit in Idaho Falls. It was pretty neat, but for me personally it was a little bit of a let down knowing that they were just replicas. The rest of the family didn't know that going in, so they were VERY impressed :)
We watched several movies and YouTube videos about the whole country, the Great Pyramids, Sphinx, King Tut, Cleopatra, Ramesses, Akhenaten, Nefertiti,and the Nile River. The library has several good movies you can check out, but you rarely find them there so you have to reserve them. Netflix is also a good resource for documentaries.
The boys each have a history notebook and this is what they added to it (behind the unit on Mesopotamia that I never got posted *sigh*)
|Maps of Ancient Egypt (This is Mason's)|
We also joined some of our fave people, The Rodgers Family for a day learning about the geography, food, culture, etc. We ate Egyptian food, and each child did a little presentation about what they had learned about the country. Mason had to tell about Egyptian curses, and Nate was intrigued by cat worship, of course!
We also did several hands-on projects. We bought a papyrus making kit and made papyrus. It also came with several blank pieces and some with printed pictures already on them for the kids to paint.