Geography Matters in Ancient Egypt
How did the River Nile shape Egyptian life? What is a shaduf and what was it used for? How did the Ancient Egyptians make papyrus paper? Geography Matters in Ancient Egypt looks at how the Egyptian Empire changed through time and gives fascinating insights into many different aspects of Egyptian life through its geography. Read about how the Egyptians made use of desert oases, how they found and used resources such as limestone and granite for building pyramids in desert areas, and how early Egyptian settlers who had decided to build in areas around the River Nile prevented their houses from flooding.
All too often geography is overlooked, but the geography of a land greatly influences the lives of the people who live there. This little series does a wonderful job of showing the importance of the geography of four different ancient civilizations: Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the Incan Empire. Full of photos, illustrations, and maps, these books show how the geographical features of each area helped to shape the civilization. Discover how these civilizations came to be, some of the jobs they did, how research has helped us understand them, and much more.
Each book is 48 pages - about 40 pages of information and images, two pages of multiple-choice quiz questions, two pages of glossary, and two pages of additional resources for those who are really interested in the topic. These would be a nice introduction to ancient geography, or use them to enhance your curriculum. They are very well done and very interesting! ~ Donna