Pyramids and Valley of the Kings PP lesson

Pyramids and the Valley of the Kings

The “Pyramids and the Valley of the Kings” lesson plan allows middle school students to explore the captivating realm of Ancient Egypt. This PowerPoint places the pyramids, tombs, and the renowned Tutankhamun’s tomb at its core, bringing the rich history of this ancient civilisation to life.

The lesson starts with an overview of the Ancient Egyptian Pyramids. These symbolic structures have withstood the test of time and remain among the world’s most recognisable landmarks. The students will learn about their construction, objective, and significance to the ancient Egyptians.

Then, the focus will shift to tombs, with Tutankhamun’s tomb as the centrepiece. This famous tomb is one of the best-preserved ancient tombs, and its discovery in 1922 by archaeologist Howard Carter created worldwide headlines. The students will learn about the discovery of the tomb and its importance, as well as the grave goods that Carter discovered inside.

Students can view two films on the topic to bring Ancient Egypt’s history to life. These films will visually represent the tomb’s pyramids, tombs, and treasures, giving students a deeper understanding of the ancient civilisation and the importance of preserving its history.

In addition to the films, students will engage in a mini-research task and create a visual presentation that will enable them to explore the pyramids and tombs in a fun and captivating way. These games will challenge students to think critically about ancient civilisations and their history, providing an excellent opportunity to apply what they have learned in the lesson.

The “Pyramids and Valley of the Kings” lesson plan is a superb opportunity for students to delve into the rich history of this fascinating ancient civilisation while allowing teachers to lessen their lesson preparation time.

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Resource Information

Description:Student activities include 2 short films, and the creation of a visual presentation with a mini-research task.
Estimated lessons:2-4.
Ages10-14 years.
Format PowerPoint.

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