This week we continue our historical trip of ancient Egypt as we look at the later periods of time, and students complete a reading assignment about Osiris and Isis, two important ancient Egyptian gods.
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Underway in Our Study of Ancient Egypt
We have made significant progress in our study of the ancient Egyptians. Last week students discovered some famous pharaohs and the monuments they built. They learned about such pharaohs as Khufu, who built the Great Pyramid, Hatshepsut, often considered the first female pharaoh, and Ramses II, who built the amazing sun temple, Abu Simbel. They also learned that those things we consider Egyptian, like mummies, hieroglyphics, and pyramids developed during the Egyptian time period called the Old Kingdom. However, studying Egypt’s geography was our primary goal last week as the children completed maps of the country, and defined characteristics of the Nile River, the “giver of life” for Egypt.