High Desert Middle School: Mr. Iverson’s Project on Ancient Egypt


Library Online Resources

In the “Online Resources” section of the Deschutes Public Library website (www.deschuteslibrary.org/onlineresources), check out the databases in the Homework category! Use your library card (including Library Linx cards) to log in, or use them at a public library. Do a keyword search or browse the categories in these databases for magazine and journal articles covering your topic.

Gale Discovering Collection
www.deschuteslibrary.org/onlineresources/gdc.aspx

Student Resources in Context
www.deschuteslibrary.org/onlineresources/gsrc.aspx

World Book Encyclopedia
www.deschuteslibrary.org/onlineresources/worldbook.aspx


Websites: Portal Sites
Explore all the sections of these sites to probe deeper into your topic!

The Ancient Egypt Site
http://www.ancient-egypt.org/index.html

The British Museum presents Ancient Egypt
http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/menu.html

Discovery Channel: Egypt
http://www.yourdiscovery.com/egypt/index.shtml

BBC History: Egypt
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/egyptians/


Websites

Mythic Journeys: Ancient Egyptian Culture
Read about Egyptian culture, and then use the “Myth” link at the top of the page to see the Egyptian story of creation.
http://www.mythicjourneys.org/bigmyth/myths/english/eng_egyptian_culture.htm


History World: History of Egypt
From the First Dynasty to today!
http://www.historyworld.net/wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?historyid=aa28


Egyptian Biographies
Kings, queens, builders, and more.
http://ehistory.osu.edu/ancient/egypt/rulers.cfm


Papyrus
Just one of the inventions to come from Ancient Egypt: paper!
http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/papyrus.htm


The Nile River
Learn about the river’s geography and why it is so important to Egyptians.
http://www.ancient-egypt-online.com/river-nile-facts.html
http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/geography/nileriver.htm


Valley of the Kings
King Tut and many other important Egyptians were buried in this area.
http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/archaeology/valley-of-the-kings/
http://www.touregypt.net/kingtomb.htm
http://www.ancient-egypt.org/index.html


Mummies of Ancient Egypt
Who, what, and how of mummies.
http://www2.si.umich.edu/chico/mummy/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/worldhistory/mummy/


PBS: Women in Ancient Egypt and Women in Power in Ancient Egypt
Learn about life as an Ancient Egyptian woman—you might be surprised at what you’ll find!
http://www.pbs.org/empires/egypt/newkingdom/women.html
http://www.pbs.org/empires/egypt/newkingdom/women_power.html


Jean-Francois Champollion
Use these links to read more about the man known as “The Founding Father of Egyptology”
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/champollion_jean.shtml
http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/champollion.htm
http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/article_index/j/jean_fran%C3%A7ois_champollion.aspx


Rosetta Stone
This artifact was the key to start translating Egyptian hieroglyphics
http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/aes/t/the_rosetta_stone.aspx
http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/writing/rosetta.html
http://history.howstuffworks.com/rosetta-stone.htm



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