Mummies: Honoring the Dead
Students examine how various ancient cultures honor the dead through mummification. They view online pictures of Incan and Chinese mummies, and write or draw pictures describing an imaginary trip to the "mummy room" of a museum.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 15 Views 22 Downloads
Mummies in the Morning Egyptian pyramids, hieroglyphics
Visit the Magic Treehouse and take your class on a trip through time with a reading of the children's book Mummies in the Morning. Using the story to spark an investigation into Egyptian culture, this literature unit engages...
3 mins 1st - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Ancient Civilization of Mali
Students explore the ancient civilization of Mali and examine various historical and cultural aspects of the civilization. In this ancient civilization of Mali lesson, students examine trade with respect to geographic locations, discover...
Pre-K - 6th Social Studies & History
Ancient Egyptian Profile
Students explore the meaning of the term "material culture" and its role in piecing together the past. They research ancient Egyptian material culture and the style of ancient Egyptian art. They then reproduce a portrait in the manner of...
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Guess That Spice
From medical treatments to cooking, people have been using herbs and spices for thousands of years. Perform a blind smell test of household herbs and spices to engage students in learning about ancient spice trading. Research the history...
1st - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Reflections of Ancient Greece
Students study ancient Greek civilization. In this World history activity, students locate Greece on a world map and review what the ancient Greeks did when they developed new ideas for government, science, philosophy, religion, and art.
K - 5th Social Studies & History
This Just in! Nile Network News Update
Have your young reporters research contributions of the ancient Egyptians, draft scripts, and broadcast their stories live on the Nile Network News. Depending on class size and age, topics may be brainstormed or assigned. The detailed...
K - 12th English Language Arts
Archaeologists Reveal King Tut's Mummy
Students look at pictures of a sarcophagus, then read a news article about King Tut's mummy. For this current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion, pictures, and a vocabulary activity, then students read...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History