Pharoahs and Queens pockets in the picture above. These bio books are of the pharaohs. Each bio book has a cover and a page for writing in, and a back cover. I prepared each bio book so while I read about the pharaoh the boys could be coloring and cutting, writing, and putting the books together. You can find the bio books here.
This is the bio book we did for the Narmer Palette (Menes). He was the Phaoraoh they called the Socrpion. He united lower and upper Egypt into a united land and invented the double crown. This bio book is different than the rest for I wanted the boys to understand what the pictures on the palette meant. Take a look inside...
These are the queens of ancient Egypt bio books the boys have done. They can be found here.
You may notice the help wanted poster. That was one of the activities we gleaned from the ancient egypt pockets by Evan Moore. As well there is a small mailer envelope in the picture. It contains the soldiers and photos of the battle of kadesh which we re-enacted with paper soldiers, and a very simple hand drawn map. See one of the pictures the boys took of thier battle of Kadesh re-enactment below.
They loved playing this too!
Other books we read along the way include:
The Cultural Atlas for Young People: Ancient Egypt (my favorite resource to date)
Eyewitness Books Ancient Egypt (great photos of articfacts)
The Usborne Encyclopedia of the Ancient World (This book includes sections for Greece and Rome)
Cleopatra by Diane Stanley