What on Earth am I doing?
In this presentation I will be recreating a unit of work
we did earlier in the year but using B.Y.O.D. I will be
recreating our study on Egypt in History. I have
chosen this to recreate this because although I
thoroughly enjoyed the subject, it was obviously not
the most engaging thing for my classmates. Now, I
will be re-creating the parts we did on the pyramids
and the tombs.
From here on in
From here on in I will be talking and presenting to
you in two different forms. In one I will be referring
to you as students and in the other marked by a star
(*) I will be referring to you as who you really are.
First I will be talking about the tomb of the Pharaoh
The King, His tomb and
the person who
Howard Carter found him.
So who is this Tutankhamen? He was son of
Amenhotep IV and Pharaoh of Egypt. He ascended
to the throne at the early age of 10 and died at the
age of 19. There have been many theory's about
the young kings death, such as malaria, an infected
leg and assassination. These theories are all valid
but it is currently impossible to tell witch one is true.
Could it have been a combination of these things or
was it something else all together?
The tomb of Tutankhamen was the only fully intact
tomb with golden treasure and other sparkly things
ever discovered. The tomb’s official name is KV62
in archeological terms. The tomb was like all other
tombs of its time. It had a treasure chamber, a
Antechamber, a Annex and a shrine. This tomb is
the most famous of all Egyptian tombs due to the
fact that it has all of its treasure in it, all the other
tombs had been looted!
The person who
Now it is ready to stop reading and start doing! Now
I want you do do some research on the person who
discovered KV62, Howard carter. Afterwards I will
post a quiz on Edmodo and we will see who gets the
most answers correct. I also want you to draw A
diagram of the dig site on a computer design
program and post it to edmodo for todays
*What just happened?
Finally I can talk to you as yourselves again. What I
have done here is delivered information to the
students in a variety of ways. By getting people to
look something up and remember it for a quiz they
will be able to remember the same information long
term. By drawing something they can notice the
details and these are the things that help people
remember places. The way I delivered the
information then was pretty plain right? So for the
next bit I will be delivering information in a way only
available if everyone has a computer, online. The bit
I am next presenting would be on a website.
The great pyramid of Giza
Know we have all heard of the great pyramid of
Giza, but why is it actually that great? Well to start it
is the largest Egyptian pyramid of all time, it is right
next to the capitol Cairo (Greatness must allways be
convenient) and it also has a shrewd of mystery
surrounding it. When people discovered the
pyramid there was NO MUMMY inside it! This led
people to some priety stupid assumptions like that
the pyramid was made by ALIENS! It is actually not
that hard to believe since the pyramid is 146.5
meters tall and has a square area of 230 meters.
Imagine building that without any electric tools!
The interior consisted of a few things like the grand
gallery, the queens chamber and the kings chamber.
After the funeral workers blockaded the grand
gallery with large slabs of granite as to keep people
away. These were VERY heavy and would have
been nearly impossible to push up all the stairs and
then it would still be nearly impossible to then push it
over. Even thoughh it was done and all the loot was
Know I want you to split up into pairs and research
how the pyramid was built and the architect who
designed it. Then make a 2 minute electronic
presentation to show the class. Be ready to take
notes on everyone else's presentations and
compare it to yours. This task is to be done in class
for the next 2 periods.
I want you to create a table using Microsoft excel or a
similar program to compare the pyramids and tombs
based on some of the things that the Egyptians thought
were important in the burial tomb of a king like:
• Safe place for the king
• A door to the afterlife
• Able to deter robbers
And what on planet earth was that
amassing way of getting
information over to kids?
That my friends was teamwork, usage of a table and a
website. On the website I would also embed some video
and images. By getting people to work together they will
most probably talk to each other thus leading to them
taking in more information. You might not of noticed but I
didn’t specify the type of electronic presentation which
leaves people free to do a presentation using a software
that they are comfortable with and if you present using
something that you are comfortable with you can
generally do better work with it. I also asked the students
to make a table. Tables are used in many jobs for many
different reasons and they are VERY important. Getting
people to practice them in High school is very important.
To show what the table would look like I have created a
Area Tomb Pyramid
Size 6 8.5
Safety 9 6
Noticeable 2 6
A door to the afterlife 8 8
Able to deter robbers 9 3
Total out of 50 34 31.5
Thank you for watching
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