Explore the world of Ancient Egypt by playing the terrific games shared by the Museum of Scotland: Egyptian tomb adventure, Land of the Egyptians, Dress like an Egyptian, Egyptian hieroglyphics and Temple stores game
Use this hieroglyphic writing craft for your unit on ancient Egypt. Children will make their own stone tablet using self-hardening dough or clay and carve out hieroglyphs onto it. ■Sand dough, salt dough or self-hardening clay
■Plastic spoon, plastic knife or
■Clear acrylic sealer or decoupage medium (optional)
This is a concise, one –block overview of Ancient Egypt comes from my Ancient Civilizations Interactive Notebook . Use the lesson plan to guide you through the activities. Introduce the concept of civilization with white-board graffiti, survey aspects of Ancient Egyptian Civilization with the PowerPoint while students follow along with cloze notes, practice writing using hieroglyphics, and finally, recap the lesson with a ticket out the door.
The Greek alphabet, the script of English today, is based on the Kemetic alphabet of Ancient Egypt/Kemet and the Upper Nile Valley of Ancient Africa. Ancient Egyptians called their words MDW NTR, or ‘Metu Neter,” which means divine speech. The Greeks called it, ‘hieroglyphics"- a Greek word. The etymology of hieroglyphics is sacred (hieros) carvings (glyph).