King Tut On the Move
Ancient artifacts of King Tut are traveling around the U.S.
Before reading, ask students to agree or disagree with each of the statements below.
Introduce these words before students read the article:
Read the News
Click for a printable version of this week's news story King Tut On the Move.
More Facts to Share
You might share these additional facts with students after they have read this week's news story.
Revisit the Anticipation Guide at the top of this lesson; ask students to respond again to the statements in it. All the statements in this lesson's Anticipation Guide happen to be true.
You might follow-up that activity with some of these questions:
Think About the News
Language Arts. Historians have learned about the life of King Tut from ancient writings that were left behind. They have learned to translate those writings, which are sometimes referred to as hieroglyphics. The Education World lesson, Hieroglyphics: It's Not Greek to Me! (It's Egyptian!) will engage students as they write their names using hieroglyphic symbols.
Art. Use this Education World lesson plan to challenge your students to Draw Like an Egyptian.
History. Invite students to tell what they know about mummies. (What is a mummy? Where are mummies found? Why did people create mummies?) Capitalize on students' interest in mummies by using the Making Mummies lesson plan on the Discovery School Web site or exploring the steps in mummy creation at You Wouldn't Want to Be an Egyptian Mummy. (You will want to review the latter Web site to be sure it is appropriate for your students.)
More Art. Use the Mummies lesson plan from the Detroit Institute of Art to engage students in creating a mummy case and a mummy.
Mummy Fun. Most of your students will be familiar with the animated TV cartoon, Tutenstein. The Tutenstein Web site is a fun Web site that students might explore in their spare time.
Use the Comprehension Check (above) as an assessment. Or have students work on their own (in their journals) or in their small groups to respond to the Think About the News questions on the news story page or in the Comprehension Check section.
Lesson Plan SourceEducation World
National StandardsNational Standards
FINE ARTS: Visual Arts
GRADES K - 4
NA-VA.K-4.2 Using Knowledge of Structures and Functions
NA-VA.K-4.4 Understanding the Visual Arts In Relation to History and Cultures
NA-VA.K-4.6 Making Connections Between Visual Arts and Other Disciplines
GRADES 5 - 8
NA-VA.5-8.2 Using Knowledge of Structures and Functions
NA-VA.5-8.4 Understanding the Visual Arts In Relation to History and Cultures
NA-VA.5-8.6 Making Connections Between Visual Arts and Other Disciplines
GRADES 9 - 12
NA-VA.9-12.2 Using Knowledge of Structures and Functions
NA-VA.9-12.4 Understanding the Visual Arts In Relation to History and Cultures
NA-VA.9-12.6 Making Connections Between Visual Arts and Other Disciplines
LANGUAGE ARTS: English
GRADES K - 12
NL-ENG.K-12.2 Reading for Understanding
NL-ENG.K-12.3 Evaluation Strategies
NL-ENG.K-12.6 Applying Knowledge
NL-ENG.K-12.9 Multicultural Understanding
NL-ENG.K-12.12 Applying Language Skills
SOCIAL SCIENCES: World History
GRADES 5 - 12
NSS-WH.5-12.2 Early Civilizations and the Rise of Pastoral Peoples
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Article by Gary Hopkins
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