Are you homeschooling your children and teaching them about Ancient Egypt? Here is a list of people, places, and dates that you may want to include in a unit study about Ancient Egypt. I've also included a link to a printable crossword puzzle, and links to other resources.
Menes - (reigned from c. 3150 B.C.) Legendary pharaoh who unified Upper and Lower Egypt
Imhotep - (2667 – 2648 B.C.) Architect of the Step Pyramid of Pharaoh Djoser
Khufu - (reigned from c. 2589 to 2566 B.C.) Pharaoh of Egypt (also known as Cheops) who commissioned the Great Pyramid of Giza
Ahmose I - (reined from c. 1550–1525 BC) Pharaoh of Egypt who conquered the Hyksos and forced them out of the delta region, and successfully reasserted Egyptian power in its formerly subject territories of Nubia and Canaan
Akhenaten - (reigned c.1352 - 1336 B.C.) Monotheistic pharaoh who unsuccessfully attempted to have Egypt worship the sun god Aten
Tutankhamun - (reigned from c.1336 - 1327 BC) Pharaoh of Egypt whose tomb was discovered in 1922
Ramesses II (reigned from c.1279 - 1212 B.C.) The greatest pharaoh of the New Kingdom period in Ancient Egypt, who made peace with the Hittites
Nefertari (493 – 429 B.C.) Wife of Ramesses II
Ptolemy (c.367 BC - c.283 BC) General under Alexander the Great who became Pharaoh in Egypt
Cleopatra - (reigned 51 - 30 BC) The last ruler of the Ptolemaic dynasty
Pharaoh - An Ancient Egyptian ruler. The name is derived from the phrase "Great House."
Nile River - The longest river in the world which flows through Egypt
The Nile Delta - The fertile area where the Nile River spreads out and flows into the
Cataracts - Areas of the Nile River where the water rushes over rocky beds
The Great Sphinx of Giza -A huge statue of a creature with a lion's body and a man's head that stands on the west bank of the Nile River in Giza, Egypt
The Great Pyramid of Giza - The oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis which is believed to have been built as a tomb for Pharaoh Khufu around 2560 BC. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Thebes - The capital of Ancient Egypt
Amarna - The ceremonial capitol built by Pharaoh Akenhaten, and promptly abandoned at his death around 1336 B.C.
Mummy - A body that has been preserved and wrapped for burial
Canopic Jars - Jars used for preserving the internal organs of a body
Sarcophagus - A box-like burial container for a corpse, most commonly carved in stone
Ra - Egyptian sun god
Amulet - A small charm
Kohl - A dark powder used by the Egyptians to darken the rims of their eyelids
Hieroglyphs - A system of writing in ancient Egypt that used pictures or symbols
Papyrus - An early form of paper which was made by pounding the pith of the papyrus plant into smooth sheets
Obelisk - A tall, slender stone pillar
Valley of the Kings - A valley on the west bank of the Nile River in Egypt where tombs were constructed for pharaohs and powerful nobles
Vizier - The highest official to serve Pharaoh in Ancient Egypt
Alexandria - City in Egypt founded by Alexander the Great which was the nation's capital for nearly a thousand years and which contained a magnificent library
National Geographic has a History 101 | Ancient Egypt video that gives a good overview of Ancient Egypt's history. The video is about 6 minutes long.
BBC History has information about pyramids, mummification, Egyptian gods and pharaohs, and other topics.
MrDonn.org has lessons and links for many topics about Ancient Egypt.
Homeschool Share has library lists, recipes, lapbooks, and many other resources for learning about Ancient Egypt.
Activity Village has coloring pages, craft ideas, and other printables about Ancient Egypt.
Smart History at Khan Academy has lessons about the history of Ancient Egypt.
PBS.org has a site where you can write your name in hieroglyphs.
Kids Love Learning has a unit study for Ancient Egypt which includes ideas for crafts, timeline activities and sentences for copywork.
Adventures in Homeschooling has a post about a unit study on Ancient Egypt.
The Unlikely Homeschool has a post about a mummified apple experients that has instructions and lots of great pictures. This blog also has posts about making papyrus, making a cartouche, and making Taamia Falafal, an ancient Egyptian meatless dish.
Ancient Egypt Lapbook - Jimmie has a Squidoo page that is full of links for printable coloring pages, ideas for hands-on activities, and resources for making lapbooks for Ancient Egypt.
History Read Alouds has a list of read-aloud books for ancient history. These are mostly picture books, and they are listed in chronological order.