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King Tut On The Move
Students read a story called King Tut On the Move and answer vocabulary and comprehension questions about it. For this current events King Tut lesson plan, students respond to literature by answering questions, recalling details, sharing facts, writing their names in hieroglyphics, drawing like an Egyptian, exploring mummies online, and creating mummy art projects.
King Tut's Tomb
Students become familiar with the period in Egyptian history that King Tut lived in and explore the culture of that time period. They visualize their lives when they were 9 and imagine having the responsibility of running their own country.
Archaeologists Reveal King Tut's Mummy
Students look at pictures of a sarcophagus, then read a news article about King Tut's mummy. In this current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion, pictures, and a vocabulary activity, then students read the news report and participate in a think-pair-share discussion. Lesson includes interdisciplinary follow-up-activities.
Dig Those Descriptions
Students practice writing descriptions by researching various artifacts from ancient Egypt and writing captions for them. They read and discuss the Times article, King Tut, Museum Trailblazer, Begins Encore.
Students research historical and recent research on King Tut. They try to solve the mystery of how he died. Students explore how new technology is helping scientists clarify the circumstances surrounding Tut's death. They create a time line depicting important discoveries in the history of Tut research and note different technology used.
Ancient Egypt: Connecting Literature and Geography
Students brainstorm prior knowledge of Ancient Egypt, locate Egypt on map of Africa and on world map, watch King Tut film, discuss term biography, and map geographical information mentioned in stories and documentaries about Ancient Egypt.
King Tut's Treasures
Students explore what modern artifacts can reveal about a culture. They explore how artifacts found in ancient Egyptian tombs can be used to paint a picture of daily life in ancient Egypt. Students discuss objects that represent modern culture and compare modern artifacts to those of ancient Egypt.
The Achievements and Challenges of Egypt
Awesome, that is all I have to say! This set of lessons provides learners with an understanding of ancient Egyptian laws, lifestyle, religion, and culture. It engages them in a critical analysis activity regarding the film, "The Prince of Egypt." They analyze stereotypes in the film as well as how modern Egyptians felt about it. Multiple web resources are linked to each of the eight included lessons.
King Tut Word Search
In this social studies worksheet, students find the terms to describe the finding of King Tut and the answers are found using the link at the bottom of the page.
Exploring Egyptian Culture and Pyramids
Students access a variety of Egyptian Culture and pyramid related resources on the Internet. They explore various websites, read articles, create an Egyptian art figure, construct a model of a pyramid, and describe the mummification process.
King Tut Word Search
In this Egyptian History worksheet, learners identify and locate vocabulary terms related to the famous King Tut. There are 27 words located in the word search.
Egypt Lesson 4: King Tutankhamen
Students write raps and informational pieces about King Tutankhamen. In this literacy and Ancient Egypt lesson, students generate ideas for a KWL about King Tut. Students work in groups to write a song or rap about King Tut, then write a paragraph describing Howard Carter's discovery of King Tut's tomb.
King Tutankhamen--The Boy Pharaoh
Students study the life and afterlife of King Tutankhamen. They use the classroom text, video resources, the internet, and teacher directed activities to reach their goal. Students explore the concept that his life opened up a whole new world for archaeologists and an exciting glimpse into ancient Egypt. They analyze the mummification process and the death mask.
Archaeology: Quiz 46
In this archeology worksheet, students complete multiple choice questions about King Tut, Howard Carter, and more. Students complete 4 questions total.
Activities for The Golden Goblet
For this activities for The Golden Goblet worksheet, students read about the masks in King Tut's tomb, create papier-mache masks, then brainstorm a plan for a character in the story.
The Mummyâ€™s Curse
In this World History instructional activity, 6th graders identify the mummy's curse through various short answer questions. They describe how the tomb builders tried to hide the burial chambers of their pharaohs. Students also describe what events led people to believe that King Tut's tomb was cursed.
Short But Important
Students review the concept of silent reading. They listen to an article and, through guided practice and modeling, create a concept map of what they hear. Then, in groups of two, they read another article on their own and map it the same way.
King Tut and All That
Students study the field of Egyptology and archeology. They create an artifact for posterity and create a special edition that tells the story in words, maps, and pictures. They create a storyboard for a "comic book" edition of the story.
A Writer's Workshop Lesson about King Tut's Tomb
Sixth graders, after writing journal entries from Howard Carter's point of view, state the major events leading to and during the discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb. They also correctly format a journal entry.
The Curse of King Tut
Middle schoolers become acquainted with the events surrounding the most important archeological find in Egypt, the discovery of King Tut's tomb. Using the Internet, they explore the curse associated with King Tut's tomb. Students create a story retelling and rebutting the curse.