Thursday, June 16, 2011

Ancient Egypt: A Guide to Egypt in the Time of the Pharoahs (Sightseers)

Ancient Egypt: A Guide to Egypt in the Time of the Pharoahs (Sightseers) is part of the Sightseers series. The books are written as travel guides.

I used this book with my Ancient Egypt unit. The book presents historical information to students as if they still could travel to Ancient Egypt. The reader is introduced to how to travel, what to wear, eating, accommodations, shopping and leisure time. From here the author moves on to life in Egypt including chapters on hunting, mummification, the pyramids, farming and health and legal warnings for your journey.

This book is a great supplemental resource or general interest reading for children. The series makes history accessible to students and it may be a fun project to try with your students. Can they create their own travel materials?

This book is currently out of print, but available in libraries and through second hand resources. This book and the rest of the series is a wonderful way to engage children in bringing history to life and imagining what it would be like to visit another time period.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a very fun read. I love when a book makes you feel like you are part of the story.