WELCOME TO THE "WAS KING TUT MURDERED" MYSTERY PARTY!
Since his sarcophagus was discovered in 1922, people have wondered what happened to King Tut. The fact that he died so suddenly and so young has created suspicion in many. Most of the events surrounding King Tut’s life are a mystery, so it is difficult to determine what happened.
Was he murdered? If so, who did it? Was it one of his trusted advisors? Was it an army general? Or possibly his wife?
As the mystery unfolds, you will have to work to determine what happened. Break out the gold scarabs and the beaded wigs. We are going to take a trip to ancient Egypt!
Nine characters will join together to examine evidence reguarding this case. Each character will receive evidence to reveal and a booklet with objectives in it and suggested comments to make as evidence and dialogue are revealed. They will follow a script, but will also have to opportunity to make comments that are not scripted.
The evidence that they will use is real as are some of the characters. This is a neat opportunity for them to evaluate actual context and evidence while trying to solve a mystery. They will be asked to evaluate the evidence as the story unfolds on their own think sheet.
The "Was King Tut Murdered?" Mystery Party is a well thought out, engaging way to capture the interest of people of any age.
This lesson is designed to be used with nine people. If you have larger groups, you can split the parts (especially the Host) or have more than one group. Expect it to take about 2-3 hours to complete. This lesson was designed for gifted and talented learners, but is appropriate for whole classroom implementation.