Egyptian Webquest. 7th Grade World Cultures -Miss Stouffer. Introduction.
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7th Grade World Cultures
Pharaoh Khufu, builder of the Great Pyramid of Giza, has just passed away. As Egyptian custom requires, Pharaoh Khufu’s body must be carefully prepared for the afterlife, and he has chosen you to perform the necessary tasks.
2. The Tomb is Prepared
3. The Body is Prepared
To Begin Task #1
Write a short epitaph for the pharaoh’s tomb. Epitaphs describe a dead person’s life and accomplishments and are often written in poem form.
Encyclopedia of the Orient
To Begin Task #2
Explore the Pyramids of Giza and draw a diagram showing the passageways, Grand Gallery, King’s Chamber, and Queen’s Chamber. This diagram will help you to get the body to the right place during the burial ceremony.
Pyramids on PBS
To Begin Task #3
Carefully mummify the pharaoh’s body to preserve it for the afterlife. As you work, write down step-by-step directions for the mummification process.
To test your skills CLICK HERE
Be sure to check out The Mummy Maker game to test your skills!
The Mummy Maker
To Begin Task #4
Pharaoh Khufu’s coffin and pyramid must be carefully labeled so that his spirit will be able to find his body when it reaches the afterlife. Learn how to write the pharaoh’s name in hieroglyphics and make a cartouche to mark his tomb.
Hieroglyphics on PBS
Finished? Try these Extra Activities
Do you have extra time? Check out these Ancient Egyptian brainteasers!
How Big are the Pyramids???
Play Egyptian Senet
The Jeweller of Memphis
Lost and Found in Ancient Egypt
Tradesmen in Ancient Egypt
1. Project Content Rubric
- Check this rubric to find out what is expected for each of the
2. Project Guidelines Rubric
- Check this rubric to find out about the guidelines of the project
- Find out how you will be graded based on neatness, spelling,
grammar, and handing your work in on time