It is the year 1968 and the latest news from London is that Pharaoh Tutenkhamun was murdered. Your students will be reporters for Time Magazine, given the task of sifting through the artifacts to write the cover story for next month's edition.
In this project the students will:
- Engage in an elaborate, enticing, creative historical fiction based on real facts and details.
- Learn about Egyptian culture & burial practices
- Make inferences & connections between clues that tell parts/bits of the story. Easily incorporate elements of a story.
- Work together in groups of two to three to conducted guided research, with kid-friendly note taking and parenthetical documentation.
- Assemble a timeline of events, including BC & AD dates.
- Drawing conclusions, supported by evidence.
This project is multi-layered in its assembly, allowing numerous applications and extensions for multi age and ability levels.
"Who Killed King Tut?" can be used as
- a basic fact finding and timeline activity
- the hook to start an Egypt unit
- the culminating activity
- as a platform for other extensions
- a means of applying teaching elements of a story
- a basis for teaching the basics of research and report writing