Looking Back – Ancient Egypt Part Five: Presentation and Field Trips

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This is my final post on Ancient Egypt.  We did lots more, but I don’t have any fun photos, just lots and lots of notebook pages.  If anyone wants more information on everything else we covered, drop me a line in the comments section.  This post contains all the rest of the photos I took at the time, covering their presentation and the couple of field trips we took.

At the end of each study we do a presentation.  This was by far our most favourite!  In fact everything about Egypt was our most favourite – it was just so much fun!  The dress up are home made from a sheet, some woven material for T’s belt and card cut out for a collar and coloured in.  We also allowed them to wear make up!  (They are never allowed to wear make up-very exciting!!).

All dressed up and raring to go
All dressed up and raring to go
Just so excited!
Just so excited!
T did his presentation on mummification and in particular Tutankhamen
T did his presentation on mummification and in particular Tutankhamen
L did her presentation on Hieroglyphs
L did her presentation on Hieroglyphs
And C did hers on Egyptian art
And C did hers on Egyptian art

We also took a trip to a pottery place to try our hand at forming clay on a wheel:



And a trip to the British Museum:

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And that is the end of our Egyptian study.  We revisited Egypt in our studies last summer.  We did our own Egyptian dig; solved an Egyptian mystery; explored the morality of mummies on display in museums; delved much deeper into the discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb and read Carter’s biography (Man who discovered Tutankhamen’s tomb)  Click here if you’d like to learn more about what we did!


    1. I know! Thing is, when you take the children it definitely loses some of it’s appeal in terms of staying there a long time! My older ones can manage about an hour before flagging. Me? I’d be there all day given the opportunity (and peace!)

  1. We just finished up a very long study of Ancient Egypt. My son likes to completely immerse until he can’t learn more. 🙂 Looks like yours was a fun and informative study as well.
    Stopping in from Living Life Linky Party

  2. Such a great study! Love their costumes. I am so jealous you got to go to the British Museum. I guess my kiddos will have to settle for the ones stateside… but I remember being in awe at the British Museum!

    Thanks for linking up at TGIF! Hope to see you linked up again tomorrow =)

  3. I’m very impressed with your Egyptian study unit! The displays are awesome, and forming clay on a wheel looks like fun. Actually I wish I was there, too! 🙂 Thank you so much for linking at the Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop #3.

  4. Thank you for another great link up to the Creative Kids Culture Hop – I love reading about what you and your kids have gotten up to. It is giving me a lot of great ideas for our homeschool. I especially like your homemade dress ups!

  5. Loved what I saw. I’m a first year teacher–a little overwhelmed, but want to do something engaging and fun when we study Egypt. Any beginning suggestions?

    1. Are you a 1st year home school teacher or a first year classroom teacher? What are the ages of the children you teach? And what sort of resources do you have?

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