The Tomb of Tutankhamun

Lesson Plan

By Pauline Forbes, Dudley, published 11th January 2011

How was Tutankhamun's tomb discovered?

Using a photograph as a source of historical information.

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The lesson aims were for children to:

  • understand the circumstances surrounding the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb
  • develop their skills in scanning, observing and focusing, and questioning
  • use sources to find out about the scene
  • record their findings in pictorial or written form.


Teaching methods

Reading books 

Reading documents

The Visual Image 

Maps and Plans

Expressive movement and freeze frames

See also
Pyramid building

Background information for teachers
Ancient Egypt

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