The Egyptian Book of the Dead

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Egyptian Book of the Dead

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The Ancient Egyptians practiced a sophisticated religion that reflected a relatively optimistic world view. Massive temple and tomb projects are evidence of the importance religion played in Ancient Egypt. In this activity students will explore a single facet of Egyptian religion: the afterlife.

Students will create a traditional storyboard that shows the path a soul must take as it navigates the afterlife. This storyboard should include the following gods:


Extended Activity

This activity can be extended in a number of ways. Students could create a storyboard character chart of Egyptian gods and goddesses, or focus on a single god. Students could also explore the connection between geography and religious world view. A good civilization to contrast Egypt with would be the city-states of Mesopotamia.


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Student Instructions

Create a storyboard depicting the path a soul must take as it navigates the Egyptian afterlife.

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. In the title boxes, identify each step in the path.
  3. Write a summary for each step in the description boxes.
  4. Create an illustration for each step using appropriate scenes, characters, items, and photos from Photos for Class.
  5. Save and submit your storyboard.
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