The timeline we are using speculates that Hatshepsut could be the Queen of Sheba that meets with Solomon.
I think it is an interesting theory so we learned about Hatshepsut at the same time we were learning about Solomon.
We used the action bible for Solomon.
“Hatshepsut, His Majesty, Herself” and “Hatshepsut: The Princess Who Became King” were similar books so we just read through one of them.
We also watched “Unwrapping the Pharaohs” by David Down on Hepshetsut.
We read “How the Sphinx got to the Museum” before and the boys liked it a lot.
It is a nice intro for younger kids.
The boys read these top three books on their own.
It is nice and sad at the same time.
We can get through a lot more books but I miss out on some now.
I got this book with the grand plan of doing lots of fun things while learning about Egypt.
The only reason any of the projects in this book got done is because of the boys though.
My youngest insisted on making this house.
All that prep and he spent maybe 5-10mins on it…
I asked if maybe he wanted to put a little more work into it but he insisted it had everything the picture did.
He also really wanted to make the chest in the book.
I just let him go at it.
For King Tut, I had the boys read “The Curse of King Tut’s Mummy” and “Who was King Tut“.
There are some documentaries on Netflix also but I have still not gotten to them!
I have no clue why, it happens.
For Jonah, I thought I would mix it up a bit and bought the Adventures in Odyssey episode about him to listen to.
It was really good and helped the story come to life!
We watched the documentary from PBS called “The Spartans” also.
It was well done and very interesting but you might want to watch it before letting your kids watch it.
They mentioned the Spartans love life a couple times in a way that may not be appropriate and I learned things that I never remember learning about the Spartans before.
Like the city elders got to decide if your baby was worthy of being a Spartan or not, if they decided they were inferior then they would throw them off a cliff…
They also took boys away at the age of 7 to turn them into super soldier/killers.
Apparently Hitler was a big fan of their society if that helps.
We only watched the first episode.
I was pretty scarred from just that.
My boys being typical boys thought a super soldier society was awesome…
They glossed right over the infanticide.
We talked about the drawbacks to being a Spartan though.
I think they realize raising little boys to be killers might not be fun or the best thing for a people.