Ancient Human Remains Introduction PowerPoint Lesson Plan

Ancient Human Remains Introduction

In this history lesson, students will explore the fascinating topic of ancient human remains. From Mummified Scythians to Inuit boys, Peruvian mummies, Bog bodies and Ancient Egyptians, there is much to discover about how our ancestors preserved and revered their dead.

The lesson focuses on introducing these diverse ancient human remains and spark students’ curiosity and interest in the subject matter. Students will engage in various activities to pique their interest and stimulate their critical thinking skills to achieve this goal.

First, students will watch a short film that overviews the different types of ancient human remains studied by archaeologists and historians. The film will introduce them to the fascinating world of mummies and bog bodies and the diverse cultures that created them.

Following the film, students will engage in a mini-research task that will allow them to delve deeper into the topic. They will be asked to choose one type of ancient human remains from the list (Mummified Scythians, Inuit boy, Peruvian mummies, Bog bodies or Ancient Egyptians) and research the subject. This will include investigating the cultural context in which the remains were created, the preservation methods used, and the significance of the remains to the culture that produced them.

Through these activities, students will gain a deeper understanding of the diverse ways in which ancient cultures preserved and revered their dead. They will also develop research and critical thinking skills to serve them well in their future academic endeavours.

This Ancient Human Remains Introduction history lesson offers students a fascinating glimpse into the world of mummies, bog bodies, and other ancient human remains. The lesson aims to inspire curiosity and interest in the subject by providing an overview of these diverse cultural practices. Students will develop a deeper understanding of this fascinating topic through engaging activities such as a short film and a mini-research task and acquire valuable research and critical thinking skills while saving teachers irreplaceable preparation time.

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Description:Student activities include watch a short film and a mini-research task.
Estimated lessons:2
Ages14-18 years
Format PowerPoint

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