Do you want your students to learn about ancient Egyptian religion in a way that will stick? Try content circles, a directed reading and discussion that works for students of all reading levels. Students read informational text at their level, formulate questions that would lead to a discussion, complete work for a variety of roles, and participate in a discussion. It's amazing to see students excitedly discuss Egyptian religion for 12-15 minutes in a mature way.
This can also be modified for other content.