Exploring Common Core State Standards with Study of Ancient Egypt

Buzzeo, Toni
November 2012
Library Sparks;Nov2012, p22
The article presents a unified approach in exploring Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in Reading Literacy through a study of Ancient Egypt. It focuses on CCSS Reading Standard 5 and suggests a list of children's literature and activities for Kindergarten to Grade 5 which may be used to explore a particular unit or theme such as religion or social classes in ancient Egypt. Online sources, suggested videos and a bibliography of references for further readings are also cited.


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