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National Geographic World History Biographies: Hatshepsut: The Princess Who Became King
     

National Geographic World History Biographies: Hatshepsut: The Princess Who Became King

by Ellen Galford, National Geographic Society (Other)
 

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Each Workshop has its own comprehensive Teacher's Guide. Each Teacher's Guide provides explicit instruction and modeling suggestions for reading comprehension and writing strategies. Our Teacher's Guides are loaded with mini-lessons, strategies, and materials for meeting individual needs, using graphic organizers, and much more!

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From the Publisher
"Illustrated with clear, color photos of artifacts and sites as well as colorful maps...this provides an accessible introduction to Hatshepsut and her times." —Booklist
Children's Literature
Who would have ever believed that a female would become king and rule over Ancient Egypt? Hatshepsut, a senior member of the royal family, stepped into the role of king after Tuthmosis II's death. Hatshepsut was a member of the 18th Dynasty of pharaohs descended from a line of Thebans who ruled in the New Kingdom period. In this title in the wonderfully-presented series, "National Geographic World History Biographies," young readers will explore Egyptian upbringing, traditions, culture and events in the life of the female ruler. For twenty-two years, she ruled Egypt. At the age of 12, she married the heir to her father's throne, Tuthmosis II and became Queen of Egypt. Tuthmosis was also her half brother. Even though she is not the only female known through historical accounts to have ruled or had power over Ancient Egypt, her legacy includes great detailed carvings at her temple, Deir el-Bahri, about the expedition to Punt. The book provides a timeline at the bottom with significant dates and information, photographs of Ancient Egyptian artifacts, maps, and a glossary. It would be an ideal supplemental text for any history, humanities, or ancient civilization classroom or textbook. 2005, National Geographic Society, Ages 8 to 12.
—Rosa Roberts
School Library Journal
Gr 5-7-These handsomely designed books present the lives and accomplishments of powerful leaders of the ancient world. Each one begins with a description of the world in which these figures lived. Family life, education, and early experiences are summarized briefly-much of it surmised from historical records. Both volumes are illustrated with maps and many color photographs of art and sculpture that give substance to eras long past. A simple time line runs along the bottom of each page. Small, informative sidebars decorate most pages while several illustrated boxes add substance. Adams does not downplay Alexander's brutality or all-consuming ambition and includes examples of both. Peter Chrisp's Alexander the Great (DK, 2000) is a heavily illustrated work that reveals more details of the techniques Alexander employed in planning campaigns and battle strategy. Hatshepsut brought one unique quality to the office-her gender. This female who declared herself king ruled one of the most powerful nations in the world for over 20 years. The few facts known about her life and reign are woven into Galford's interesting account. Catherine M. Andronik's Hatshepsut, His Majesty, Herself (S & S, 2001) offers more colorful illustrations and pronunciation guides. As in Miriam Greenblatt's Hatshepsut and Ancient Egypt (Benchmark, 1999), general details of the everyday lives of Egyptians, particularly royalty, are used to complete the picture. Libraries owning either of those titles can rely on them to provide basic information. Others will Galford's biography useful.-Ann G. Brouse, Steele Memorial Library, Elmira, NY Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792236450
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Series:
National Geographic World History Biographies Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.14(w) x 10.08(h) x 0.48(d)
Lexile:
1160L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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From the Publisher
"Illustrated with clear, color photos of artifacts and sites as well as colorful maps...this provides an accessible introduction to Hatshepsut and her times." —Booklist

Meet the Author

Stephanie Harvey is a consultant and staff developer for the Public Education and Business Coalition in Denver, Colorado. She works with educators around the country, leading workshops and conducting classroom demonstrations. Nonfiction Matters and Strategies That Work: Teaching Comprehension to Enhance Understanding are two of her recent books.

P. David Pearson, Ph.D. is the Dean of the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a former co-director of the Center for the Study of Reading and president of the National Reading Conference and the National Conference of Research in English. His numerous publications include the Handbook of Reading Research, now in its third edition and Reading Difficulties: Instruction and Assessment.

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