Introduces the economy, writing, mathematics, religion, art, and literature of Ancient Egypt. In 15 hands-on projects such as ''Packing for the Afterlife,'' students build a shaduf (a type of lever used for irrigation), write a play based on the myth of Osiris, and practice multiplication and division as they learn about the Egyptian method of calculating. Each activity includes a reproducible handout of background information and step-by-step directions for students, objectives, a list of materials, extensions for added learning, and assessment suggestions. Grades 5-9. Glossary. Resource list. Illustrated.