Students are taught about the Egyptian culture. The class learns that Egyptian belief was that you spend your life planning for the afterlife. Specifically, burial in the pyramids and that pharaohs took their most prized possessions with them into the afterlife. In this activity, students are asked to chose the possessions that they most cherish and would take into the afterlife with them if they were Egyptian. There is also an interactive class component included. This is one of my favorite assignments. The students love it and it could work for a large age range.