This excellent activity book presents the cradle of civilization…the ancient Egyptians and their neighbors. Children will learn about four cultures : the Egyptians, the Mesopotamians, the Nubians and the Hittites. Fun hands-on projects help young explorers connect with these ancient cultures and see how they have influenced our own. Included are activities such as:
- Construct a Nile boat and learn about trade on the Nile River
- Write cuneiform on clay and discover other ancient forms of writing
- Build an irrigation machine and find our how the Nubians grew crops in the desert
- Design a royal headdress in southern Mesopotamian style
- Build a model mud-brick house
- Design a model Egyptian garden
- …and many more inventive, child-centered activities.