Little Miss Techie and I have been learning Egypt ever since reading Magic Tree House Mummies in the Morning, devouring nonfiction books and searching for kid-friendly sites to advance our knowledge but had taken a break until I started reading Stacy Schiff’s Cleopatra: A Life.
The captivating cover intrigued Little Miss Techie who immediately asked who she was. Inspired by Cleopatra: A Life, I’ve compiled a list of kid-friendly links to share Cleopatra with your history-loving child as embark on our personal quest to learn more about Egypt.
- National Geographic Kids provides facts, photos, and a map of present day Egypt through an easy to navigate slide show format. 3-4 sentences accompany gorgeous images great for grades 2 and up. Then test your knowledge with Brainteaser: Egypt
- Explore facts about the people, mythology, daily life, death & burial rituals, as well as writing and archeology through Odyssey Online, a site created by the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University, Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester and Dallas Museum of Art. This well organized site that contains interesting graphics and digestible amounts of text for grades 3 and up. If you want to study up on Cleopatra, I like PBS’ Cleopatra & Egypt 1 pager that is like the Cliffs Notes version detailing the life of this great woman.
- What did ancient Egypt looked like in Cleopatra’s time? Take a look at the Ancient Egypt photo slide show on National Geographic Kids.
- Test your knowledge about past and present day Egypt through the interactive quiz, Brainteaser: Egypt
- Cleopatra’s Palace – In Search of a Legend from Discovery Education is a an interactive learning adventure designed to teach students about the people, places, literature, myths, and symbols of Cleopatra’s World. The site contains reproducible teaching tools for teachers and activities are correlated to academic standards. The teacher in me loves the differentiated Lesson Plans section that details how to adapt the activities for grades 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 but the materials can certainly be used at home too.
- Read a National Geographic Kids interview with an Egyptian archeologist as he searched for the tomb of Cleopatra.
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