~Country of the Week~
written and compiled by
Katrina Lybbert
with help from Aja Shoup

The following outline will guide you through a two week plan of study for this country.  A suggested one week outline is listed below if you wish to cover more countries during the year.

Day 1

Learn and study the map, flag and national symbols of Egypt.  You can start a lapbook to record your learning.


Flag National Symbols You will want to talk about ancient Egypt.  Many of the symbols from Egypt came from ancient times.  Here are some coloring pages to help you out.  And here is a neat page with information on pyramids and temples.

Take a virtual tour of King Tut's tomb!

Day 2

Choose some stories, songs or poems about Egypt to read, sing or learn.


Poems Books/Stories
Ms. Frizzle's Adventures: Ancient Egypt by Joanna Cole
Life in Ancient Egypt Coloring Book by John Green and Stanley Appelbaum
Mummies Unwrapped by Kimberly A. Weinberger
Valley of the Golden Mummies (Smart About History) by Joan Holub
Mummies in the Morning (Magic Tree House, Book 3) by Mary Pope Osbourne
The Winged Cat: A Tale of Ancient Egypt by Deborah Nourse Lattimore
The Golden Flower: A Story from Egypt (First Start Legends) by Janet Palazzo-Craig and Charles Reasoner
Riddle of the Nile by Deborah Nash
We’re Sailing Down the Nile (Travel the World) by Laurie Krebs and Anne Wilson
The Scareb’s Secret by Nick Would and Christina Balit
The Egyptian Cinderella by Shirley Climo and Ruth Heller
Egyptian Gods & Goddesses (All Aboard Reading) by Henry Barker
You Wouldn’t Want to Be an Egyptian Mummy by David Stewart
Egyptian Diary: The Journal of Nakht by Richard Platt and David Parkins
The Egyptian Box by Jane Louise Curry
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Pyramid Builder: A Hazardous Job You'd Rather Not Have by Jacqueline Morley, David Salariya, David Antram
Mummies, Pyramids, and Pharaohs: A Book About Ancient Egypt by Gail Gibbons
Look What Came from Egypt (Look What Came from) by Miles Harvey
A Visit to Egypt by Peter and Connie Roop
Egypt ABCs: A Book About the People and Places of Egypt by Sarah Heiman
Day 3

Write your own poem, and learn to say hello, good-bye, please and thank you in Arabic.

Write your own simple poem for the country of Egypt... here is an example:
(Look in some of the books you have read about Egypt to find words that start with each letter.)

E is for Egypt, a land of much culture;
G is for golden treasures, many to be found;
Y is for years and years of amazing history;
P is for the pyramids, wonders of the world;
T is for Tutenkhamen, an ancient pharoah now resting.

You can post your poem in your lapbook.


You may also want to learn about Egyptian Hieroglyphics.

Day 4

Try some Egyptian recipes:

Day 5

Try some of these Egyptian games:

Day 6

Learn about different animals, plants and habitats in Egypt.


Plants Habitat

Day 7

Learn about the National Anthem of Egypt and read more stories (see the list of books on Day 2).

Day 8

Learn to count to 10 in Arabic and review the words for hello, good-bye, please and thank you.

Day 9

Finish working on your lapbook.  More information on lapbooks will be coming soon, but in the meantime please look at the following websites for ideas:

Day 10

On this day you can focus on crafts, costuming and dances from Egypt.


Costumes Dances ----------------------------------------------------

If you want to spend one week on each lesson here is a condensed plan:

Scheduling for the One Week Plan

Day 1 - Map, Flag, National Symbols, Animals, Plants and Habitat

Day 2 - Stories, Songs & Poems

Day 3 - National Anthem, More Stories, Language (learn to say Hello, Good-bye, Please, Thank you, and count to 10)

Day 4 - Food, Notebook or Lapbook

Day 5 - Games, Crafts, Costumes, Dances


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