Mystery of History Volume 1, Week 8: Amenhotep IV and Nefertiti, Tutaknkamen (King Tut), and Ramses II (The Great)

Mystery of History Volume 1 Week 8

We went through all three of these lessons in one day since they were all Egypt. My kids are continuing their writing Lesson 8: Croc and Croak from IEW Ancient History Writing Lessons, as well as listening to The Cat of Bubastes: A Tale of Ancient Egypt by G. A. Henty on Audible.

I read all three lessons aloud from the MOH book, and then we watched some videos on YouTube:

For some hands-on fun, let your kids make King’ Tut’s mask with this tutorial from Together For Good.

This is also a great time to discuss and even explore the science of archaeology. We know so much about ancient history simply because of the careful study of buried ruins! Check out this book at

To finish up, we added these events to our timelines, did the mapwork in the Companion Guide, my 9 & 12 year olds added the corresponding sections to their labpooks (folder books), and everyone did the Week 8 review quiz.

Be sure to check out all the great book suggestions and activity ideas in the Mystery of History Companion Guide! Follow the entire course with us at the main Mystery of History Volume 1 page here.

Do you have some fun ideas for these lessons? Comment below!


Nicki Truesdell

2nd-generation homeschooler, author of Anyone Can Homeschool, and mother of 5.

Texas born and raised, she is a homemaker at heart, and loves books, freedom, history and quilts. 

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