For our Ancient Egypt unit study, we did a series of chalk drawings for our main lesson books. I drew a scene on the chalk board, then the kids drew it in their main lesson books. Each drawing accompanies an narrative entry based on a lesson we did for this unit. We use a Waldorf inspired curriculum from Live-Education. We use the main lessons as our unit studies. We read passages from Living Books (Charlotte Mason educational philosophy), followed by chalk drawings, narrations, and hands-on projects.
Small mounted chalk boards, Sargent Art Chalk Pastels, main lesson books and color pencils can be found at Waldorf Supplies.
Inspiration for drawings came from these books:
History Opens Windows: The Ancient Egyptians by Jane Shuter
Ralph Masiello’s Ancient Egypt Drawing Book
Mysteries of History Ancient Egypt by AZBooks
Source information on King Tutankhamen came from Landmark Books The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt by Elizabeth Payne.
All books can be found at Rainbow Resource.
See more videos in this series: Main Lesson Book video, How to Make a Main Lesson Book, and How to Make a Pencil Case.
Duration: drawings usually take 20-40 minutes
Level: Intermediate (the drawing book really helped achieve success with this drawing)
Cost: Less than $20 for all supplies that are reusable