This is a handout that I have my students work on by themselves. In my classroom, I supply each student with a laptop and a pair of headphones.
In presenting the topic of Ancient Egypt, I like using the first 20 minutes of this video because it gives the student a great visual of several key aspects of Egypt and the culture. It presents the Nile river, mummification, the building of the pyramids and several other things. I do this for a grade and use it as a spring board into deeper topics and discussions. When I do this topic, I have already discussed Mesopotamia and I talk about how how Egypt was superior in many ways and I use this video as to explaining why.
My students really seem to like the video. The link for the video is at the top of the handout and takes them to Youtube.