How Were the Pyramids Built?

Were the pyramids really built using slave labor? New research offers another possibility. In Egypt, many mysteries surround these monuments, and a constructive video (part of a larger series) attempts to answer some. It discusses where the materials came from, who built them, possible methodology, and more.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Discuss the cultural and scientific damage caused by climbing the pyramids and the laws surrounding the topic
  • Explore the pyramids built on other continents
Classroom Considerations
  • Content ends at the 5:20 mark
Pros
  • Offers closed captioning in four languages for ease of note taking
  • Connects science, math, history, and geography
  • Works well in traditional or flipped classrooms
Cons
  • None