Here is the list of topics covered in the Module:
Lesson #9 - The First Settlers
Lesson #15 - Houses and Everyday Life
Lesson #20 - Before the Pyramids
Lesoon #25 - Temples and Pyramids
Lesson #45 - Oldest Ship in the World
Lesson #50 - Cleopatra's Needle (AKA Obelisks)
Lesson #55 - Mummies and Tombs
Lesson #107 - Akentaten and Religion
Lesson #124 - Tutankhamen's Tomb
Lesson #129 - The Lost Toy Cupboard
Lesson #134 - The Disappearing Queen (AKA Hetepheres)
Lesson #139 - Paper, Ink, and Hieroglyphics
I have been purchasing books (library sales, used books stores, yard sales) about Egypt since I found the SCM guides, so I have found some really good books that I use to help teach these topics. What I did was take this list and get out all the books I own about Egypt. Then I looked up all the topics in the index and wrote the name of the book and the page numbers next to the topic. I refer to the list prior to the lesson, look up the pages and decide which one will best fill my needs that day. It is not complicated - a little time consuming at first...but not even hard.
My favorite one is called "Ancient Egypt" by Lorna Oakes & Lucia Gahlin (ISBN # 0-681-32324-8). It is big and beautful with lots of explaination and actual pictures...I have found something about all these topics in this book - real pictures of actual artifacts, good explainations etc. The next one that I really like is the Lost Civilizations book by Time Life called "Egypt: Land of the Pharaoahs" (ISBN # 0-8094-9850-2). It compliments the Ancient Egypt book beautifully. The section on clothing and everday life on page 135-139 was very interesting. =)
Others that I have include:
In Ancient Egypt Land and People by Salima Ikram (ISBN # 977-5325-61-7).
The Usborne Ancient World, which I do not use as a all-inclusive resource, but it is good for illustrations (ISBN # 0-43-78503-0).
Gift of the Nile An Ancient Egyptian Legend retold by Jan M. Mike ISBN #0-8167-2814-3
Mummies, Tombs, and Treasure Secrets of Ancient Egypt by Lila Perl ISBN# 0-590-96226-4
Explorer Books Mummies by Suzanne Lord ISBN# 0-440-84423-1
How to Make a Mummy Talk by James M. Deem ISBN# 0-440-41316-8 (Actually a very respectful and fun book about mummies and the things people have learned about ancient cultures).
DK Eye Wonder Pyramid ISBN# 0-7566-0287-4
Usborne Discovery Mummies and Pyramids ISBN# 0-439-56153-1
Once Upon a Time In Egypt by Francis Kent Gere (OOP - 1937 copyright) from my library - Fun book similiar to Boy of the Pyramid.
Sacred Sites of Ancient Egpyt by Lorna Oakes ISBN#0-7548-0671-5
I leave most of these books in the free read basket and just use the first 2 I listed. I did read the third one I named as a family read-aloud. I also have many of the ones that Sonya has recommended in the Module: Pyramid, Mystery of the Hierglypics, Boy of the Pyramids, The Cat of Bubastes, (available as a audiobook from librivox.org), Pharaoh's Boat, etc.
If you just use this list, you can easily find substitutes at the library. I found about 25 juvenile books about Egypt when I checked our library.
I also have a Nat. Geographic DVD found in Walmart on sale called "Unlocking the Great Pyramid" and the National Gallery of Art has free use of their DVDs on all topics. We are watching the one called "Ancient Egyptian and Greek Art".
BTW, the cost of all the used books I found was not much over $45 - and that was because I bought the Ancient Egypt one for $20 at the used book store. I wanted to note that I have the Oxford book, but use these others to really help bring it to life. I do not feel like my kids would be getting a less-then education by using these others. We are enjoying it all. =)
HTH - maybe others will share their lists. Sheila