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King Tutankhamun: Was It Murder?

Subject: Ed Technology, World History, Language Arts
Grade: 3-5, 6-8

Brief Description

This WebQuest is designed to engage students in Internet research while learning about the history of ancient Egypt. Students will read, take notes, and answer questions about a linked site. They share this information with their cooperative group and develop an essay or modify to create a PowerPoint about the results of their investigation.


Students will recognize and investigate problems; formulate and propose solutions supported by reason and evidence; express and interpret information and ideas; use appropriate instruments, electronic equipment, computers and networks to access information, process ideas and communicate results; learn and contribute productively as individuals and as members of groups; make inferences about historical events and eras using historical maps and other historical sources; identify the difference between historical fact and interpretation.


WebQuest, King Tutankhamun, ancient Egypt

Materials Needed

Computer with Internet access and printer, King Tutankhamun: Was It Murder?

Lesson Plan

The entire lesson is online at King Tutankhamun: Was It Murder?


A rubric for this activity can be found at King Tutankhamun: Was It Murder?

Lesson Plan Source

Submitted by: Madeleine Decker, ([email protected]) Washington Intermediate School, Pekin, Illinois



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