Ancient cultures - Egyptians

Image: Monuments 04 by Richard Messenger on Flickr

For around 3000 years the ancient Egyptians developed a complex civilisation based around the Nile river in Northern Africa. Famous for their pyramids, the Egyptians also created systems for maths and medicine, agriculture, writing (hieroglyphics) and irrigation. SCIS 1697991


BBC History - Ancient Egypt

Explores life in Ancient Egypt. Topics include pyramids, mummification, Pharaohs, and hieroglyphics.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate
www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/egyptians/index.shtml


The British Museum Ancient Egypt

Covers all aspects of ancient Egyptian life through the use of objects from the British Museum's collections. Each object is linked to simple text, an idea to explore, a challenge, and a story.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate
www.ancientegypt.co.uk/menu.html


Discovering Ancient Egypt

A comprehensive and interactive site covering life in Ancient Egypt, including pyramids, temple reconstructions, pharaohs and hieroglyphics.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate
www.eyelid.co.uk/


Discovering Egypt – Hieroglyphics

Learn about Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics and mathematics. Translate your name into hieroglyphics.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
http://discoveringegypt.com/egyptian-hieroglyphic-writing/


DK Find out

DK Find out is a safe and rich site providing facts, ideas and resources on an array of topics including Ancient Egypt.

Suggested level: primary
www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/ancient-egypt/


ManyAnswers

To discover information on the home work site ManyAnswers use the search term Ancient Egypt.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary.
http://manyanswers.co.nz/


EPIC

Encyclopedia Britannica Online provides a variety of media rich articles and information Ancient Egypt. School login (username and password) is required.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary

World History in Context provides detailed substantial articles on many aspects of ancient cultures around the world. School login (username and password) is required.

Suggested level: secondary
http://www.tki.org.nz/epic2


Books

Have you thought about using fiction with your class to support your topic? The following are some suggestions for your students (and you!) to read and enjoy.

Egyptian escape, by K A Gerrard, 2012 (picture book)
Great Egyptian grave robbery, by Sarah Pennypacker, 2012 (picture book)
Jewel fish of Karnak, by Graeme Base, 2011 (picture book)
The Kane Chronicles, by Rick Riordan,
fiction focused on Egyptian mythology (YA fiction)

Videos

Pharaohs-the Great Pyramid of Egypt (How was it built?) BBC Youtube 9.59
www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UvWJbh6Dxo

Egyptian Pharaohs-rulers of the two lands Youtube 11.22
www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnp8IX4lXAU