Ancient Egypt & Book of the Dead! Analyzing the afterlife of Ancient Egyptians!
This Book of the Dead lesson is included in the much larger Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia Bundle here:
Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia Bundle! 10 Fun Resources for Egypt & Mesopotamia!
In this hands-on lesson, students analyze three scenes from the Book of the Dead by the ancient Egyptians to understand the chronology of the Egyptian afterlife. Students work through five different steps on the included handout to understand what is happening in each scene, then place the images together in the correct order based on their understanding of what is happening. Then, students converse with other students, reflect on the process for getting a correct answer, connect the ancient Egyptian view of the afterlife with modern day faiths to find similarities (with Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, or any other faith), and create a poem that shows what they have learned about the view of the afterlife in polytheistic ancient Egypt.
This is a great way to teach chronology, causality, and a great way to integrate primary sources into your unit ancient Egypt!
This resource includes a paper in-class version and a 1:1 Google compatible version to be used in conjunction with Google Classroom. Just follow the included instructions for how to access the Google version, then share the resource through Google or assign via Google Classroom. This will allow students to type directly into the document!
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