We started reading the Story of the World vol. 1 after Christmas break. After pre-reading some chapters to see what the content is, I found that I like the layout of the chapters. I thought this would make it easy to change into units or just to add extra lessons. I also have the activity book to go along with it but my daughter isn't too fond of worksheets. Of course that won't stop me from throwing some in now and then.
What I did was write down a note about what each chapter's focus was.
Chapter 2 is the story of Osiris and Isis so I wrote Gods
Chapter 3 is Hieroglyphs
Chapter 4 is Mummies
Chapter 5 is Pyramids
From there there I pulled out all the books relating to those topics and Egypt in general.. No that is a lie. First thing I did was go to Amazon and look for activities. I'm a kid at heart. I love hands on things. I almost bought two of each so I would have one to do! I ordered these two.
Egypt Mummy Excavation Kit
Scientific Explorer Our Amazing Mummies Model Kit
Ok now I had all the books I own. The next step was hitting up the library and watching our youtube Egypt units to see what I might like. :)
Here is a break down of all the books I chose these.
Here is a break down of everything listed here.
Tales From Ancient Egypt - Roger Lancelyn Green
People of the Nile: Rhythms of Daily Life - Don Nardo
Ancient Egyptians and Their Neighbors An Activity Guide - Marian Broida
Science in Ancient Egypt - Geraldine Woods
Mummies Made in Egypt - Aliki
3-D Thrillers! Mummies
Mummies, Bones, and Body Parts - Charlotte Wilcox
Make History Ancient Egypt - Nancy Fister and Charlene Olexiewicz
Crafts From the Past The Egyptians (Chick-fil-A book)
Creative Fun Egyptian Activity Book - Sue and Steve Weatherill
Ralph Masiello's Ancient Egypt Drawing Book
Pyramids! 50 Hands-on Activities to Experience Ancient Egypt
Tutankhamun - Robert Green
Adventures in Ancient Egypt - Linda Bailey
Cleopatra - Diane Stanley and Peter Vennema
Wow.. now that is a huge list. They are all linked to Amazon if you want to check them out. Most of them you can find for .01 used on the amazon market place. Its my favorite place to buy books.
I almost forgot our read aloud book.
The Magnificent Mummy Maker - Elvira Woodruff
You can check out the video on our youtube channel if you are interested.
Here is the link.