We have had a great study of Ancient Egypt. We studied Egypt about 4 years ago, using Story of the World. This has been a more in-depth study with a variety of readings. Here is what we did:
We started by reading God King by Joanne Williamson. This was a great way of studying the political structure of Egypt at the time. We enjoyed it and it was great to go back to the bible after and read the passages from the time of King Hezekiah.
We are partially through Mara, Daughter of the Nile, and this book will just have to get finished over the next month, even though we are finished up Egypt. It is a story with lots of twists and turns.
Here are some of our other reads...
On the Shores of the Great Sea by M.B. Synge
This is an excellent book as an option instead of a textbook. It is engaging, including stories amongst the facts of ancient civilizations. It also weaves in our biblical history and puts it into the time frame of the ancients. This volume covers from the Home of Abraham to the Pax Romana. There are a total of four volumes.
Peeps at Many Lands: Ancient Egypt by James Baikie
This book helped in looking at the daily life of the Egyptians, the importance of the Nile, and many other aspects of Egypt that we studied. It was a great addition.
Our daughter used Ancient Egypt History Pockets to do her notebook for the unit. She read from this and did the activities.
We watched The Ten Commandments with Charlton Heston. What an epic that was!! It was a great way to visualize the Israelites in Egypt and the oppression they experienced.
We have had one Co-op so far with two more focussed on Egypt. I will keep you posted on these!!
Our daughter has watched several videos on Egypt from Discovery Education. She especially enjoyed the ones on Egyptian Archeology.
We are off to Greece in a few weeks. We will see you there!! Blessings!!