We learnt about the discovery of Tutankhamun’s Tomb.
We got into role as Howard Carter and thought about his relentless search for the ‘lost tomb’ of the ‘Boy King’ – Tutankhamun!
We watched archival footage and heard a first-hand account of his search back in 1922.
We used hot-seating to role play Howard Carter on the verge of giving up his search and then wrote a diary entry in role.
The following day we came into school dressed ready for the Howard Carter Expedition into the Valley of the Kings – only to discover a huge tomb in the middle of the classroom!!
We took turns entering and discovering – as Howard Carter did – the magnificent tomb of Tutankhamun. We stayed in role – taking care as we entered, gasping in awe at the sight of all the gold and coughing as we exited!!
We then wrote a diary entry – describing our thoughts and feelings!
What an adventurous day!!