Tut's Mummy - Lost & Found
This Step-Into-Reading begins with Pharaoh Tutankhamen's death and the ancient Egyptian efforts to mummify him, have his funeral, and bury him. Then it skips 3,000 years to when archeologists are exploring the Valley of the Kings looking for ancient tombs. It describes how Howard Carter discovers King Tut's tomb and briefly details his exploration of the tomb and all the amazing things he finds. Full-color illustrations and black and white photos of the actual tomb and things found there will captivate readers. 48 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel
This handy package includes the Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Egypt, Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, Tut's Mummy - Lost & Found, Pyramid by Macaulay, and Desert (DK 24 Hours).
These homeschool history staples have been around for quite a few years now and remain popular as a flexible, "unit study"-like program that covers history chronologically and in-depth, using excellent supplemental resources. For most historical periods covered, there is a Famous Men book and a Greenleaf Guide. (For Old Testament and Ancient Egypt, readings are found in other sources, including the Bible and supplemental resources.) Famous Men books are reprinted from the original editions (1904) and include the original preface as well as a new preface. These volumes feature stories and black-and-white illustrations on the featured men. The content of Famous Men of Rome and Famous Men of Greece are very similar to the originals, while Famous Men of the Middle Ages includes new chapters by Rob Shearer.
The corresponding Greenleaf Guide holds reading assignments from Famous Men and the supplemental resources. vocabulary lists, pronunciation guides, comprehension questions for the Famous Men stories, a chronological overview of that period of history, a graphic timeline, key dates for the time period, suggested hands-on activities and more. Think of the guide as the lesson plans/teacher resources, and the Famous Men and study package books as the texts for each study. Emphasis is on people and hands-on activities as you study history chronologically in depth. Instead of breezing through all of world history in a year and getting only a smattering of information, use these guides and study packages to really learn about the time periods; with special emphasis on people and cultures. The studies are also Biblically-based and use Biblical standards to evaluate historical figures and events.
We have created complete and supplemental packages for each time period in the Greenleaf series. Items in the supplemental packages are specifically recommended in the Greenleaf Guides, so you will need to have the accompanying books to get the most out of each guide. Each study package has enough material to last a school year (or less if used daily. Please note that items are also available separately.