One of the problems with Egyptian mythology is a dearth of good materials for elementary. Mainly because Egyptian mythology is seriously twisted. I mean, seriously. Most of the myths are not appropriate for young kids.
My quest: find a good Egyptian mythology source
So, I set out on my quest for Egyptian mythology.
First I needed a good site for clip art of the Egyptian gods and goddesses, and happened upon neferchichi.com, they’ve got a great collection of information on the major gods and goddesses and many of the “minor” gods and goddesses.
Clip art: check
Now information about the Egyptian mythology, specifically the pantheon: Egyptian gods and goddesses
Preparing an Egyptian mythology lesson
So, I can’t share my printable with you, because as I read the site’s TOS, I can use the clip art for personal use, but to share it I’d have to buy the CD, which I’m not ready to at this time. I’m still toying with buying it. Instead, I’ll share a bit about how I made it.
My table had 5 columns for the desired information. The pictures of the gods or goddesses to identify, and then 4 columns for them to answer. I didn’t really do any formatting beyond that, because it was a quick project, not one I’m being a perfectionist about.
Then I printed out ALL of the Egyptian gods and goddesses and bound it using my handy dandy binding machine.
Group project: Egyptian mythology
I knew this project by itself would be way too hard for my kids.
- There are over 50 Egyptian gods and goddesses in the book I made, they only needed to find 12.
- The picture were not exactly the same, sometimes colors were different.
- Two of the pictures were completely different in the book from the worksheet.
So, we paired up younger and older kids to work together, which worked out great. The older kids had to stop and explain what they were doing, and the younger kids learned some valuable skills from the older kids
If this was just older kids working on the project, I would have done this as a web search, and had the kids find it all online, but given the age ranges AND number of kids, that wasn’t feasible.
I’d say this project was a big hit. My Egyptian mythology gods and goddesses book was also helpful in our Egyptian mythology reports they did for co-op (if I get it done on time, that’s tomorrow’s post, I’m also creating 2 Halloween costumes, and packing for a vacation, so that may not happen).
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