The Magical History Tour Unit 3
The Age of Writing
Get to know the Mesopotamians and ancient Egyptians. You can build a pyramid or ziggurat. Paint like an Egyptian. Explore musical instruments. You can even do the work of a scribe to create an ancient storybook.
This 11 X 14” poster is a great visual reference to hang on your classroom wall. The Poster Pack also includes an 8½ X 11” black and white copy of the poster to print for each student.
First Civilizations Poster Pack – 3 page PDF file
The 3-D Display Pack includes the architecture and fashion of the time period.
Pop-up Architecture – Ziggurat
4 Paper Mannequins dressed in Egyptian & Babylonian Clothing
First Civilizations Display Pack – 4 page PDF file
Learn about the people, places, and events of the First Civilizations by reading this 8 page history book.
First Civilizations History Book – 4 page PDF file
History is represented in illustrations your students can color.
First Civilizations Coloring Book – 3 page PDF file
Play a game of 20 questions to find out how much you know about the First Civilizations.
First Civilizations Trivia Game – 4 page PDF file
WORKSHEET PACK #1 INCLUDES:
- “If I Lived in Ancient Egypt…” Cut and Paste Worksheet
- Ancient Egypt Vocabulary Matching Worksheet
- Egyptian Art Drawing Page
First Civilizations Worksheet Pack #1 – 3 page PDF file
WORKSHEET PACK #2 INCLUDES:
- First Civilizations Crossword Puzzle Worksheet
- Ancient Egypt Read and Match Worksheet
- Fold-out Museum – Egyptian & Mesopotamian Art
First Civilizations Worksheet Pack #2 – 3 page PDF file
FREE CRAFTS AND GAMES
Click either of the games below to view or print it.
Learn to play Senet, a game that was played over 3,000 years ago.
Egyptian Senet – 2 page PDF file – FREE
Play this puzzle game to learn about four ancient civilizations.
First Civilizations Puzzle Game – 4 page PDF file – FREE
Click on any of the crafts below to go to the blog page for the pattern and instructions.
WATCH FIRST CIVILIZATIONS VIDEOS ON YouTube:
How the Pyramids Were Made LEGO HISTORY – Kids use LEGOS to show how the pyramids were constructed. Very cool!
Egypt: Mummies – Two sisters travel to Egypt to visit a museum. They use stuffed animals to make cat mummies. Cute!
A Kid Explains History – Ancient Egypt – Great history lesson!
Ancient Mesopotamia – Nice visuals and simple written explanation of the empires of Mesopotamia
Mesopotamian Art History – Art, architecture, writing, and jewelry are shown and discussed.
The History of Writing – It’s animated. The language is a bit academic, but still worth it.