5 Short Plays for the Classroom with Background Information, Writing Prompts, and Creative Activities
Author: John Rearick
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
View: 3157The All-Time Biggest Sports Jerks is short, sweet, and on-point—the skewering and roasting of the biggest hot dogs in baseball, boxing, golf, football, basketball, hockey, auto racing, media, and other fields of athletic play and extended adolescence. With a sardonic sense of humor that is befitting some of the more infamous characters in sports history, this collection is not simply a depressing recital of the pitfalls of the athletic rich and famous, but the careful documenting of the infamous 100 jerks is complemented by the interesting stories, rich anecdotes, weapons-grade one-liners, and stories that focus on some of the oddballs, weirdos, and even the oh-so-few good guys (and gals) in sports history.
Author: Martin Forrest
View: 7422Part of the NEW Ginn History series, these colourful KS2 pupil books cover key moments in world history. The series includes Victorian Britain, Ancient Greece, Explorations and Encounters and Britain since 1930. Photography, cartoons and illustration bring the past to life while questions at the end of each chapter provoke further thinking and a Glossary reinforces key words and concepts.
Author: Ian Shaw
Publisher: OUP Oxford
View: 7509The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt is the only book available providing detailed historical coverage of Egypt from the early Stone Age to its incorporation into the Roman Empire. The lively essays and beautiful illustrations portray the emergence and development of the distinctive civilization of the ancient Egyptians covering the period from 700,000 BC to ad 311. The authors - each working at the cutting edge of their particular fields - outline the principal sequence of political events, including detailed examinations of the three so-called Intermediate Periods previously regarded as 'dark ages'. Against the backdrop of the rise and fall of ruling dynasties, this Oxford History also examines cultural and social patterns, including stylistic developments in art and literature. The pace of change in such aspects of Egyptian culture as monumental architecture, funerary beliefs, and ethnicity was not necessarily tied to the rate of political change. Each of the authors has therefore set out to elucidate, in both words and pictures, the underlying patterns of social and political change, and to describe the changing face of ancient Egypt, from the biographical details of individuals to the social and economic factors that shaped the lives of the population as a whole.
Anatomy of a Civilisation
Author: Barry J. Kemp
View: 2341Completely revised and updated to reflect the latest developments in the field, this second edition of Barry J. Kemp's popular text presents a compelling reassessment of what gave ancient Egypt its distinctive and enduring characteristics. Ranging across Ancient Egyptian material culture, social and economic experiences, and the mindset of its people, the book also includes two new chapters exploring the last ten centuries of Ancient Egyptian civilization and who, in ethnic terms, the ancients were. Fully illustrated, the book draws on both ancient written materials and decades of excavation evidence, transforming our understanding of this remarkable civilization. Broad ranging yet impressively detailed, Kemp’s work is an indispensable text for all students of Ancient Egypt.
Author: Michael Bell,Sarah Quie
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
View: 4963Retells myths of the ancient Egyptians and describes aspects of Egyptian society, including history, religion, burial customs, the pharaoh, the scribe, daily life, food, trade and expansion, and the important role of animals.
From Prehistory to the Islamic Conquest
Author: Kathleen Kuiper Manager, Arts and Culture
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
View: 8940Introduces ancient Egypt, discussing its history from the predynastic period up to the Byzantine era and describing its religion, language, writing, art, and architecture.
Author: Virginia Schomp
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
View: 7320"A retelling of several key ancient Egyptian myths, with background information describing the history, geography, belief systems, and customs of the ancient Egyptians"--Provided by publisher.
Author: John Malam
Publisher: Evans Brothers
View: 4186Remains to be Seen is a fascinating series which looks at the past through the archaeological evidence that remains today. Ancient Egypt looks at who the Egyptians were, and their everyday life, what Gods and Goddesses they believed in, and their religion. Also discussed is the history of Egypt during the reigns of the two Pharaohs - Akhenaten and Tutankhamun, the history behind their writing and art (hieroglyphs, papyrus, painting and sculpture), and finally the history of Egypt under the Greeks and Romans, and how the past is discovered today. There are fact boxes which highlight key facts and the text is supported by a wonderful array of photographs and maps. Ancient Egypt also features a time-line, glossary and full index.
Author: Alan B. Lloyd
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
View: 991This companion provides the very latest accounts of the major and current aspects of Egyptology by leading scholars. Delivered in a highly readable style and extensively illustrated, it offers unprecedented breadth and depth of coverage, giving full scope to the discussion of this incredible civilization. Provides the very latest and, where relevant, well-illustrated accounts of the major aspects of Egypt?s ancient history and culture Covers a broad scope of topics including physical context, history, economic and social mechanisms, language, literature, and the visual arts Delivered in a highly readable style with students and scholars of both Egyptology and Graeco-Roman studies in mind Provides a chronological table at the start of each volume to help readers orient chapters within the wider historical context
Author: Alfred Wiedemann
Publisher: Courier Corporation
View: 737This far-reaching, highly readable study presents a factual account of ancient Egypt's principal deities, myths, religious ideas, and doctrines — with particular emphasis on such concepts of historical significance as a profound dedication to recording their rich history and belief in an afterlife.
Author: Katanga A. Bongo
Publisher: OUTSKIRTS PRESS
View: 8675Bongo sheds important new light on the most fascinating epoch in human history: Ancient Egypt. In this heavily researched work, he traces the evolution of civilization not to the Middle East, as most scholars do, but rather the South American tribes whose cultures had greatly influenced what would become the Land of the Pharaohs.
Author: Jane Shuter
View: 9635Designed to support the QCA Scheme of Work for history at Key Stage 2, the books in this series address various aspects of history with questions and answers that are illustrated with written and pictorial primary sources. This text focuses on Ancient Egypt.