The story of the nile starts at the headwaters of the nile river and works its way page by page to where the nile empties into the ocean. The nile river goodreads meet your next favorite book. Bordering on the fantastic as the longest river on earth, the nile passes through 10 countries. It was the worlds tallest building for 3,800 years. There is a detailed explanation below to help bring out some of the important parts of the story. The text is large print, with only a couple sentences for every twopage spread, but manages to fit in a ton of great info about the river. In this lesson, youll learn about the river and the ways that people use it. Select from the recommended books below for stories about hieroglyphs, pharaohs, treasure and more. Uninterrupted river nile views are best enjoyed at the end of a fulfilling day sightseeing, from the glass panelled rain shower in your naturally lit ensuite bathroom. Other important storage dams, all outside egypt, but built with egypts help or cooperation, are the nalubaale dam formerly owen falls dam. The river nile is the longest river on this planet. Interestingly as the story proceeds, the historical periods jump around from ancient egypt, to the modern period, to.
The wide screen format suits the subject of this goodlooking book. The river shares its water with eleven african countries, but the river is the primary water source for egypt and sudan. It lasted for over 3000 years from 3150 bc to 30 bc. The nile river book was perfect for my pre k class and summer school class. So now you know all the longest rivers, lets take a look at some fun facts. I have two children who not long ago were under 9 and travelled to egypt, among many other places, with us. Lena river this is another river that flows through russia as it makes its way to the laptev sea in the arctic ocean. It is the longest river on earth about 6,650 km or 4,2 miles, and flows into the mediterranean sea near alexandria. The boy had an older brother he had not seen for two years. Both a compelling story and an intimate look at ancient life, nile crossing shines with the ancient egyptian canonhieroglyphics, the nile and scarab beetlesand will fill multiple roles in any library. The river nile in africa is the longest river in the world. Nile river facts for kids interesting facts about the. The story of the nile takes readers on a trip down the nile river.
Take in your hand the walking stick that turned into a snake. With all of the gods of egypt, the nile river would be a very natural starting place for gods attacks on pharaoh. Presented through a wide range of activities and a winning array of games, its also unsurpassed at taking young minds into exploring the world of. Nile river facts for kids national geographic kids. In recent years, childrens book authors have created a whole shelf full of engaging, ageappropriate kids.
This added to this total experience and they loved it. This river, as well as another one that flows into it, is considered the true source of the nile river, even though some people think that the enormous lake victoria is the beginning point. Children of the nile is a promising start for developer tilted mill, which was founded by veterans of impressions, the. I read this book to a group of gifted and talented students, but think this is a book that is good for anyone to read when you are talking about ancient egypt. The nile river the civilization of ancient egypt was located along the nile river in northeast africa. The kagera river flows into lake victoria, which gets most of its water from the melting snow from the mountains that surround it. From khartoum to aswan, egypt, the combined white and blue nile are known as the united nile or simply as the nile river. The topics are fascinating, and the book selection is large. The river begins in volcanoes and mountains with glacial snows and ends in arid deserts. This book was compiled by bruce bander, special publications staff and gilbert m. Learn about where the nile river is located, its relationship to ancient egypt, how long it is, the agriculture it supports and more. In egypt, the river nile creates a fertile green valley across the desert.
At various different points in the story there are relevant puzzles, fact boxes, activities and project ideas. Map of the nile river old testament bible history online. The worlds longest river, located in egypt, the nile flows 4,2 miles 6,650 kilometres northward to the mediterranean sea a very unusual direction for a river to take. It gets its name from the greek word neilos the white nile flows from lake victoria in uganda, and through sudan to khartoum, where it is joined by the blue nile to form the nile, then through egypt. In this ancient egypt video lesson for kids, learn about one of the first civilizations in history. Grosvener, editorial director and the foreward by melville bell grosvenor recalls the ancient. To start, we do some read alouds about the nile river. The nile river is not only the longest river in africa, but it is also the longest river in the whole world. The nile has a length of about 6,695 kilometers 4,160 miles its average discharge is 3. The stunning interiors are decorated in a relaxing natural palette, with touches of egyptian modern art. Ancient egypt the gift of the nile how the nile impacted ancient egypt song for kids duration.
Bill and pete go down the nile its a new school year, and bill and pete are back in a new adventure. Were off on an exciting adventure to northeast africa to learn about one of the worlds most famous rivers and youre coming with us. When you are traveling through africa and you happen to visit lake victoria, you can see the white nile rises through the lake and much more in the region as the. He lived in a small house with his father, mother, two sisters and a brother. It is about bill and pete and they live along the nile river and they take a field trip to explore everything that they have actually learned in the classroom. Apologies to anyone who was misled or offended by this aspect of my post.
List of books and articles about nile river online. Once upon a time there was a young boy who lived in ancient egypt. See which new books our editors chose as this months favorites for kids of all. Kv i withdraw my baseless assumptions about the demographics of cruise passengers and i defer without reservation to those with better knowledge. The nile river is a very large river in africa with an important history. Discover the nile river kids activity booklet, pdf ebook. This book teaches children about ancient egypt through a means that the ancient egyptians themselves would get behind. Baby moses had a sister named miriam, and she watched from a distance to see what would happen to her baby brother. Tanzania, kenya, congo, burundi, rwanda, ethiopia, uganda, the sudan, and egypt. The largest supply of the nile is the victoria lake. There is very little text and noons illustrations carry most of the information. This river has been important to africa for thousands of.
Mara, daughter of the nile puffin story books by eloise jarvis mcgraw oct 1, 1985. Against the backdrop of egypts lush nile river and the bustling city of thebes, author katy beebe introduces readers to khepri, a serious, curious and introspective child on. In simple rhymes, a group of children describe their visits to abu simbel, the valley of the kings, the faiyum, the egyptian museum in cairo, and. In its route from the lake plateau of east africa to the mediterranean, the nile flows for more than four thousand miles through nine countries.
So grab your passport, suncream and shades, and check out our fascinating nile river facts. To make history fun for kids, spend some time on ancient egypt. Packed with beautiful largeformat, fullcolour infographics and maps, this amazing river ride is a beautiful gift for adults, a lively reference book for children, and a teaching tool in classrooms. There would be no question in the minds of the egyptians that the first plague was a vicious at tack against their gods. So his parents did the only thing they could do, they made a strong basket sort of like a mini baby boat and put blankets around the baby and placed the basket in some tall grass in the nile river. Its a series of double page panoramic historical scenes on the nile, taking the reader from the rivers source at lake victoria to its mouth at alexandria, and covering the events of five millennia. His father was a farmer who worked the fields near the family home. Nile river facts cool kid facts fun facts for kids. Its last major tributary, the atbara river, joins it. It was considered the source of life by the ancient egyptians and has played a vital role in the countrys history. Published march 1st 2000 by childrens pressct first published 1999. Enjoy our range of interesting facts about the nile river. This page lists the best story books about ancient egypt for kids each one full of fun and educational details about.
The nile river ancient egypt, egypt project, ancient. Although it is generally associated with egypt, only 22% of the niles course runs through egypt. Uninterrupted river nile views can be enjoyed from your king size bedroom, from a sun lounger on your private terrace or from your private heated outdoor whirlpool. The nile was the source of much of the ancient egypts wealth. On this list, youll find books that make great readalouds as well as books that younger and older readers can enjoy indepedently. The river nile is about 6,670 km 4,160 miles in length and is the longest river in africa and in the world. Journalist and author of the black nile, who spent six months travelling the famous river. The nile river by allan fowler meet your next favorite book. Gifted it for children 58 who built the nile river this summer as a project on their floor. We studied egypt and the text and picture were very nice and simple for young readers to understand. Learn about the nile river, pharoahs, the pyramids, mummies and more. In the blue nile, alan moorehead continues the classic, thrilling narration of adventure he began in the white nile, depicting this exotic place through the lives of four explorers so daring they can be considered among the worlds original adventurers each acting and reacting in separate expeditions against a bewildering background of. The nile includes a length of about 4, 160 miles or 6, 695 kilometers.
The land of egypt was blessed with the nile river, and everything near. Alas, like the strega nona sequels, bill and pete go down the nile suffers from sequelitis. It was by the banks of the river that one of the oldest. The best books on the nile five books expert recommendations. It includes many fullpage photographs of the nile at different locations, as well as maps.
Governing the nile river basin the search for a new legal regime. It is over 4,000 miles long, which is even longer than the entire distance across the united states. Allan fowler is the author of several nonfiction books for children. Authentic and well detailed photographs of scenery, society and even wildlife. The blue nile, the largest tributary, joins the white nile near khartoum, sudan. The story, told in graphic novel form, follows a group of friends who travel back in time and explore life in ancient egypt. Ancient egypt for kids best books about life in ancient egypt. Ancient egypt was one of the greatest and most powerful civilizations in the history of the world. In this blog, the nile scribes highlight our six favourite books which are perfectly suited to teach our youngest readers about the world of ancient. Were sailing down the nile with seven exciting destinations, a god or goddess on each page, and informative notes at the end, you will be an egypt expert in no time. Each map and illustration is full of fascinating facts about nature, culture and history, with major events and historical figures featured. The nile basin is huge and includes parts of tanzania, burundi, rwanda, congo kinshasa, kenya.1091 146 1418 131 1000 1582 309 668 765 1311 1195 902 327 819 1206 15 1504 955 1051 1502 874 1572 1123 903 1249 358 277 73 41 608 824 587 1532 168 167 420 1123 820 1 587 1130 1403 1243 906