The following is from the newly released AMC Montessori Winter Hands On Newsletter. Please see AMC Montessori Winter Hands On Newsletter.
A Study of Ancient Egypt – Some Free PreK- Middle School Lesson Planning Ideas
Visit the following links to download information that can be incorporated into school and homeschool learning environments.
Egyptian Musical Instruments- Clipart ETC (Good for matching picture exercises, book making and other extended Montessori lesson activities)
Many of the lesson planning ideas found at these links can be used to make Montessori control cards for the younger set. The book Modern Montessori at Home: A Creative Teaching Guide for Parents of Children 10 through 12 Years of Age contains lesson planning ideas for a study of the ancient Egyptian and Mayan cultures. The history, music, art, mythology, counting, numbers and glyphs are just some of the topics that are compared and contrasted to help children see the similarities and differences of these two ancient cultures. Please visit your local library to borrow a copy of this book. This book is available on CD from the AMC Montessori Bookstore. Please see AMC Montessori Bookstore for complete details.
Birdcage Press offers a museum quality game, entitled Go Fish for Ancient Egypt. I have examined the game and accompanying book and was very impressed with what I saw. Please see photo below. A student in a Montessori environment will enjoy the beautiful pictures accompanied by well written text. The game cards are of superb quality, as well, and will lend themselves to many extended Montessori style learning activities.
Learn about their gods, goddesses, the great pharaohs, how mummies were made, and more. There are dramatic images and facts on every playing card, and a fact-packed companion book included with the game.
Designed for ages 7+, this game will help develop the following learning skills:
• Strategic thinking
• Art appreciation
• Symbol translation
Each game comes with a companion book filled with fun and fascinating information about the ancient Egyptians. As they play, children learn about the ancient Egyptian culture. The Go for Fish Ancient Egypt book presents fascinating facts . Fun and educational for all ages.
Visit Birdcage Press at http://www.birdcagepress.com today!
Heidi Anne Spietz
American Montessori Consulting
Celebrating 23 Years of Serving School and Home Educators
Montessori for the 21st Century