Walk the streets of ancient Thebes, past the pyramids and into the desert, stroll along the Nile and imagine what it was like in the days of Joseph
and Moses. Sample the fruits the ancient Egyptians ate, learn about life in the desert and how the creator God provided a way of survival in the harshest of climates. Follow Joseph as he rises to a place
that God has meant for good, and rejoice with him as he is reunited with his family. Feel the oppression of the children of Israel as they slave under their Egyptian rulers and join with them as they celebrate
the Passover together and are delivered from bondage.
What are the major history and science topic areas in the Ancient Egypt unit?
The major history and science topic areas in the Ancient Egypt unit are Ancient Egypt and Deserts.
What are some highlights from the unit on Ancient Egypt?
Studies and activities on: Joseph, God's amazing plan for his life, and Joseph's obedience • Sampling foods of
Egypt • Spelling rules, lists, tips, and concepts • Geography of Egypt • Reading library books on Ancient Egypt and the desert • Experiments dealing with snakes, camels, the
sun's energy, evaporation, and transpiration • Elements of literature • Making a model of Egypt with soil, sand, and grass seeds • Greek and Latin prefixes, suffixes, and
roots • Egyptian art and architecture • Pyramids • Agricultural products of Ancient Egypt • Making barley cakes • Discovering what the Bible says about worshiping
false gods • What the Bible says about God's protection, love, compassion, and desire to have a personal relationship with us • Conflict in literature • Interpreting a graph of
Ancient Egyptian exports • Desert formation • Biomes, ecology, desert storms, weathering and erosion in the desert • The Nile River • Making models of reed
boats • Reading The Golden Goblet – a mystery story of Ancient Egypt • Parts of a book • New words from literature • Literature discussions • Writing techniques • Science in Ancient Egypt • Fiction, nonfiction, historical fiction • Antonyms, synonyms, metaphors, similes • Using a thesaurus • Memorizing Psalm 23 and 24 • Creating a historical timeline of ancient events • Mapping deserts of the world • Ancient Egyptian customs • Making Honey Cake and Lentil Stew • Comparison and Contrast in writing • Comparing and contrasting ancient and modern Egyptian maps • Declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences • Singular and plural subjects, simple and compound subjects and predicates • Arts and crafts of Ancient Egypt • Papyrus • Making paint as Ancient Egyptians • Painting with grass and rope paintbrushes • Types of paragraphs • Topic sentence, body, and clincher of paragraphs • Interpreting a pictograph of scribes in Ancient Egypt • Comparing and contrasting Ancient Egyptian life with ours • Making a plaster relief • Hieroglyphics • The Rosetta Stone • Deciphering a coded message • Interpreting a charts of Egyptian craftsmen and Thebes bakers • Making a Life in the Desert booklet • Moses and his part in God's plan to rescue his people from Egyptian bondage • Writing and staging a play • Pharaohs of Egypt • Mapping the Israelite's route in the Exodus • Making a sweet treat - "Cleopatra's Kisses" • Learning about the weather and climate of Egypt • Making a poster of the Plagues of Egypt • Editing and punctuation skills • The Passover Story - special meanings, symbolic foods, and customs • Traditional Passover Celebrations and the Lord's Supper • Preparing traditional foods and having our own Passover Celebration • Discussing the blood of the lamb that saved the Israelites on the night of the Passover and the blood of THE LAMB – our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ – the one that saves us from sin and death • Rejoicing together in our Risen Lord!