When Howard Carter opened Tutankhamun’s tomb, he could not have imagined the world’s media would descend upon the Valley of the Kings and report on the untold riches that were found. The contents of the tomb told people more about the lives of the Ancient Egyptians than any other discovery.
The opening of the tomb was quickly followed by the death of Lord Carnarvon. This also excited interest and a media frenzy followed leading to the birth of the Tutankhamun curse.
Whether or not there is a curse interests people of all ages today. Is the curse a myth or fact, albeit a bacterial one? This provides the backdrop for a thinking skills topic that engages children from the minute they start to read of the discovery of the tomb and gives them the impetus to learn in a dynamic way.
This engaging cross curriculum project allows pupils to explore the mysteries of the Ancient Egyptians, starting with the discovery of Tutankhamun, and moving on to explore the ways the Ancient Egyptians lived.
There are ten activities in this cross-curriculum project plan covering English, Maths, Science, Geography, History, ICT and Design & Technology.