It’s incredible that many of the great monuments of ancient Egypt are still standing today. To think that they were made THOUSANDS of years ago and we are still able to appreciate them up close is amazing. I honestly hope that one day I get to see many of these monuments in person, especially the Sphinx and the Great Pyramids of Giza. However, given the cost of international travel and regional instability, that’s not likely to happen anytime soon. However, I still really want my kids to know about these ancient monuments and realize that many of them still exist.
As with many of the resources on this site, my kids are still a little young to appreciate these multi-part, Montessori-inspired cards fully. However, I love that even my 6 year old can gain some familiarity with these ancient places. When he’s a little older, if he wants to test his knowledge, he can try matching up the divided cards from memory. He can either match the pictures to the cards with the label and description, or the labels to just the descriptions, or he can try to match all 3 pieces at one time. The control cards provide all the information in one place, so he can check his answer.
This set of Ancient Egyptian Monument cards includes:
- Pyramid of Djoser
- Bent Pyramid
- Red Pyramid
- Giza Pyramid Complex
- Great Pyramid of Giza
- Great Sphinx of Giza
- Karnak Temple Complex
- Valley of the Kings
- Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut
- Luxor Temple
- Colossi of Memnon
- Abu Simbel Temples
As a bonus, for those of you that use blank world history timelines (such as this one), I’ve also made some Ancient Egyptian Monument timeline labels that can be added showing when each of these ancient Egyptian monuments was constructed.
Note that this post is part of a 4-part set on Ancient Egypt. The other posts in the set include:
- Ancient Egypt Definition Cards
- Ancient Egyptian Historical Figure Cards
- Ancient Egyptian Mythology Cards
- Paper for printing Ancient Egyptian Monument cards and corresponding control cards. (Note that the last 2 pages of each document do not need to be printed as they just contain legal information regarding sharing and image sources.)
- 9 thermal laminating pouches
- Optional: Paper for printing blank world history timeline and Ancient Egyptian Monument timeline labels.
Supplies & Tools:
- Paper trimmer or scissors
- Print out the Ancient Egyptian Monument cards and the corresponding control cards.
- Laminate them using thermal laminating pouches, contact paper, or not at all.
- Cut them out.
- If using, print out the Ancient Egyptian Monument timeline labels, cut them out, and place them in your blank world history timeline.
If you’re looking for a good book to go along with these cards, I recommend When on Earth?(affiliate link) which makes a good reference book for older kids and has general descriptions of many of these monuments.
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