From School Library Journal
Grade 3-6-Honan utilizes craft projects as a means of introducing the culture and lives of ancient Egyptians. A fictionalized family is followed throughout a single day. Separate chapters cover dress, food, music, religion, education, etc., through brief discussions, sidebars on specific facts, and several crafts that are outlined in adequate detail with attention given to the need for adult supervision. Utilitarian black-and-white line drawings appear throughout; they are helpful in clarifying activities. This is a serviceable resource for unit studies when used in conjunction with historical texts. Avery Hart's Pyramids: 50 Hands-On Activities to Experience Ancient Egypt (Williamson, 1997) is an equally useful title.Cynthia M. Sturgis, Ledding Library, Milwaukee, OR
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From the Back Cover
Royal jubilees, towering pyramids, face painting, and jewelry making? The skys the limit when you spend the day in ancient Egypt! Picture this: You get out of bed and, as you go to brush your teeth, you suddenly realize that youve traveled back in time over 4,500 years to ancient Egypt. The sun is shining, the Nile River is almost flooding, and everywhere you look, humongous pyramids are being erected.
You have a strong hunch that its going to be a truly amazing day. Youll spend the day with a family in the land of Giza during the Fourth Dynasty and learn all about Egyptian culture with loads of exotic and fun-filled activities. Join ten-year-old Meryt as she practices playing the harp for the festival of Bastet, and make your own music with a string of menat rhythm beads. Be an apprentice scribe to the pyramid builders with Meryts twelve-year-old brother, lpy, as you learn to count with hieroglyphs. Join the family for a round of Senet, a traditional Egyptian board game, using a board and game pieces youve made yourself. Then, before your day in Egypt is through, make a delicious feast fit for a pharaoh! Ages 8 to 12 Collect the whole Spend the Day series! Spend the Day in Ancient Greece Spend the Day in Ancient Rome