Two of the most enduring aspects of Ancient Egypt are the Pyramids and the practice of mummification. While they're familiar with these two practices, students are not often aware of why the Egyptians developed them. In this activity, students will create a spider map or grid to describe these iconic traditions.
Students should provide research that answers the following questions:
Adjust the complexity of questions to the level of your students. Other questions might include:
Students could be assigned specific pyramids to research and create a storyboard about when it was built, who was buried there, and when it was rediscovered. There are well over 100 pyramids for students to choose from! Students could also deconstruct and annotate burial tombs in a storyboard format.
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Create a spider chart about how and why the Egyptians used mummies and pyramids.
Grade Level 9-12
Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)
Type of Assignment Individual or Group