Week 6: Daily Life in Ancient Egypt
READ: K – 4: Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt by Linda Honan (Read Introduction & Chp 1)
- What were Egyptian houses like? (flat-roofed houses made of mud bricks)
- What did they wear? (white clothes made of linen; men wore knee-length; women wore long dresses; women liked many hairstyles; boys shaved their heads leaving one long braid hanging over right ear; children often wore nothing)
- What were some foods the Egyptians ate? (barley, wheat, bread, beer, honey, onions, leeks, cucumbers, beans, dates, figs, grapes, & eggs)
- Did the Egyptians wear make-up? (yes, all people did – even the men)
K – 3: Create the Scarab necklace on page 13 of Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt using self-hardening clay and blue or green poster paint.
7 – 8: Read about ancient Egyptian homes and furniture from this website: CLICK HERE. Write a short essay describing 3 aspects/articles of the home. Tell whether any of these items surprised you and why?