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WMS 6 Ancient Egypt Civilization Guide: Home
6th Grade Ancient Egypt
Use these to begin a search. Encyclopedias have basic information for all topics and are a great way to begin research.
Go deeper with these links, which will search even more reference articles, news articles, book chapters, and scholarly journal articles.
All websites will need to be checked for authority. Not all websites are curated by academic experts, some are copying-and-pasting from other sources (Wikipedia does this) and some are trying to sell you something by providing information first. The librarian has selected a few websites that you could use, but you will need to cite them on your own.
Despite the silly name for this acronym, the CRAAP test can help you determine if a website is useful or not. Use this as checklist for every website. And if you cannot determine something for a particular site, ask a friend or teacher for help.
Research Literacy - Think CRAAP. Open Library Publishing. Ontario. n.d. Retrieved from https://ecampusontario.pressbooks.pub/handbookformassagetherapists/chapter/the-craap-method-of-evaluating-sources/
Print Resources (Books) from the library's collection
Science in Ancient Egypt by Geraldine Woods
Publication Date: 1998-03-01
This Series meets National Curriculum Standards for: Science: History and Nature of Science Science as Inquiry Social Studies: Culture Global Connections Science, Technology, & Society Time, Continuity, & Change
Tombs and Treasure by Laura Layton Strom
Publication Date: 2007-09-01
Check it out! Shocker facts, word stunners, and bite-sized bits of seriously strange information shake up reading interest in the Shockwave - the exciting new series that serves up the world's most extreme science and history for readers to discover.
Ancient Egypt by Jill Rubalcaba; Janice Kamrin (Consultant Editor)
Publication Date: 2006-11-14
Travel back in time to a civilization that lasted over 3,000 years. Knowledge of this splendid culture comes to us through significant archaeological finds, such as royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings, which contained not only mummies, but exquisite artifacts as well. The discovery of the Rosetta Stone eventually led to the decoding of Egyptian hieroglyphics. Ancient Egypt still holds many mysteries. Share the excitement of the scientists who are in the field today, working to unlock the secrets of Egypt's past. National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.
Into the Mummy's Tomb by Nicholas Reeves
Publication Date: 1992-10-01
The story of the opening of King Tut's tomb.
The Egyptians by Louise James; John James (Illustrator)
Publication Date: 2001-02-23
TheHow we Know Aboutseries explores past civilizations with an emphasis on the archaeological record. InThe Egyptians, each double-page spread looks at an important part of the ancient Egyptian way of life and illustrates key evidence – artifacts, architecture, arts and written sources – that enables us to reconstruct and understand their buildings, technology, clothes, jewelry and everyday life:•Uncover both the palaces of kings and the simple homes of workers•Follow a procession of priests through a temple and learn about Egyptian religion•See the construction of the Great Pyramids•Watch the pharaoh lead his soldiers into battle
In Search of Tutankhamun by Giovanni Caselli
Publication Date: 1999-01-15
The ancient Egyptians built magnificent tombs for their pharaohs in the dry sand of the Valley of the Kings. By the early 20th century, 61 had been discovered, but Howard Carter was determined to find the tomb of Tutankhamun, a boy king who came to the throne aged 9, in 1333 B.C. In 1922, Carter uncovered some steps in the sand that led down to a sealed door. An unimaginable store of Egyptian treasures was about to be revealed. This book tells the story of Carter's discoverey. Superb illustrations invite the reader to share his excitement at the wondrous treasures he found, and through them to learn about everyday life in Tutankhamun's life.
The Ancient Egyptians by Elsa Marston
Publication Date: 1995-09-01
This appealing series presents historically important cultures from the past ranging from the well-known ancient Greeks to the lesser-known Kingdom of Kush. Each volume examines both the political and the cultural history of an ancient culture.
Egyptian News by Scott Steedman
Publication Date: 1997-04-07
Greetings, honored guest. Ancient Egypt is a land of fascinating stories, age-old mysteries, ingenious inventions, proud queens, and boy-kings. Hear of all this and more in The Egyptian News, the first-ever newspaper about the goings-on in ancient Egypt. Full color.