All Wrapped Up: The Ancient Egyptian Mummy



Unwrapping the steps off your discovery - Remember each day will be an adventure

1. You will be assigned to an archeological team (three students per group). You and your team members will research information on pyramids, hieroglyphs, and ancient Egyptian mummies using websites such as http://www.kingtutone.com/mummies/, http://www.uen.org/utahlink/tours/tourFames.cgi?tour_id=10053, http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/pyramids/home.html, http://www.greatscott.com/hiero/hiero_over.html  Be sure to take turns during your internet research!

2.  Each member of your team will need to keep a journal of your research in order to write an individual 250-word  essay. It will need to be organized in one booklet that tells a short story. Be sure to answer the questions when writing: Who, What, When, Why, Why, and How? Organization is everything.

      a). One member is chosen as the head archeologist and should design a cover page.

     b). Create a table of contents that identifies who wrote each section.

     c). Devise a group presentation with visuals such as drawing, photographs; teams can even   act out the mummification process, make your own mummy, etc. Use your creative minds to accomplish your mysterious presentation.

Vocabulary Word Meanings

Egypt - A country in North Africa.

Egyptian- Arabic and North African people.

Embalming - Process to  temporarily preserve human remains.

 Hieroglyphs - Egyptian language called sacred-drawings Ex: picture of sheep with five lines by it means five sheep.

 Mummy - A body, human or animal who skin and organs have been preserved on purpose or weather exposure.

 Mummification - Process to preserve human or animal by drying out and wrapping the remains.

 Pyramid - a triangular monumental structure of stone bricks that meet at a point on top used to bury noble people such as Pharaohs and most of their belongings.

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