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Title:
The crafts and culture of the ancient Egyptians
Author:
Jovinelly, Joann.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Rosen Pub. Group, 2002.
Physical Description:
48 pages ; 28 cm.
Summary:
Describes easy-to-make crafts that replicate the arts of ancient Egypt. Includes historical material, a timeline, a glossary, and resources.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 8.0 2.0 57274.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780823935093
Format :
Book

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Students can navigate up and down the Nile River, becoming entranced by the mysteries of ancient Egypt. They can read about the beliefs and religious practices of early Egyptians, their inventions and architecture as well as the daily life of both slaves and nobles. They can design a Pharaoh's headdress and necklace, recreate an ancient marble game, mummify a replica of a stuffed cat, and learn the art of writing hieroglyphs. Each artfully rendered craft represents a historical window into the vanished world of the ancient Egyptians.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-These books are an extraordinary combination of cultural information, craft instruction, and inspiration. Each one begins with an eight-page introduction to the culture, including subsections on daily life, beliefs, warfare, language, and art. With its map, lively writing, and colorful photos of art and artifacts, this section places the civilization in historical and geographical perspective. The crafts are all preceded by two pages of text and photos of ancient artworks relating to the project that follows, and children will glean a great deal of cultural information. Each project is described on one illustrated spread. It includes a complete materials list, numbered line drawings, and clearly written instructions. The materials are readily obtainable, and warnings are given when adult help is needed. Egyptians re-creates the pyramids with a sand clay recipe. A mummified tube-sock cat complete with amulets follows information on death and the afterlife. Mummification is further explored by making canopic jars. An ingenious headdress shows the opulence of the lives of the pharaohs, while a snake board game represents Egyptian leisure. In Romans, children learn how to make a toga, brooch, a Colosseum zoetrope, a fresco painting, and more. Youngsters who love crafts in general or these civilizations in particular, or who need to do a school project will be well served by these attractive books. Classroom and art teachers will also appreciate the ideas.-Lynda Ritterman, Atco Elementary School, Waterford, NJ (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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