What Are Some Resources for Kids That Are All About Ancient Egypt?


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NationalGeographic.com has learning resources for kids about Egypt. It is partially about modern Egypt, however, and educators seeking information about ancient Egypt may find the history website a better resource. HistoryForKids.net is a better resource for younger children, and it includes quizzes.

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The National Geographic Kids website is a resource for educators and curious kids, and it has amassed a huge collection of information about Egypt, including pictures, videos and games all based on Egypt. Some of the information on the mainstream National Geographic website might be too frightening or complicated for children to understand. Children can browse the National Geographic Kids website for free, or their can parents sign up for the paid Adventure Pass version, which includes more in-depth activities as well as first access to new content on the website. A discount on the Adventure Pass is available in the National Graphic magazine, according to the website's FAQ.

HistoryForKids.net is just as kid-friendly, and it provides information about everything from the making of mummies to biographies of famous pharaohs. It also has art galleries, where children can see different examples of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics and statues. There are also ready-made quizzes for each section.

The ancient Egyptian section of History.com is less colorful and perhaps more suitable for older children due to the writing style and density of information. However, it includes free videos and interactive content that young children might find engaging.

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