Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs

Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs

Show Description

The explorers and scientists in this digital program piece together archeological and genetic clues provided by their study of Egyptian mummies in order to reveal the mysterious world of the pharaohs. Mummies highlights one of the greatest finds in modern archeological history: the late 19th century discovery of a cache of 40 mummies, including 12 pharaohs, among them Rameses the Great. The movie is narrated by Christopher Lee.

Grade Level: 4-12
LINK: Gallery Experience: Ancient Egypt Gallery, Grades 212
LINK: Art Class: Ancient Egypt and Its Art, Grades 38

State Standards, Benchmarks, and GLEs

Grade 2

(H-1D-E1) Explain the customs related to important holidays and ceremonies in various countries around the world in the past

(SI-E-A2) Use a variety of methods and materials and multiple trials to investigate ideas (observe, measure, accurately record data)

(D-1-E) Collect and organize data using observations, surveys, and experiments

Grade 3

(H-1D-E1) Describe aspects of family life, structures, and roles in cultures other than the United States

Grade 4

(H-1D-E1) Identify significant historical achievements of various cultures of the world (e.g., building of the pyramids, founding of the Olympics)

Grade 5

(SI-M-B5) Recognize the importance of communication among scientists about investigations in progress and the work of others

Grade 6

(SI-M-B7) Identify areas in which technology has changed human lives (e.g., transportation, communication, geographic information systems, DNA fingerprinting)

(G-1B-M2) Identify physical features that influenced world historical events and describe their influence (e.g., the Nile and Tigris-Euphrates as “cradles of civilization”)

(G-1C-M7) Explain how ancient civilizations established and maintained political boundaries

(H-1C-M6) Identify forms of writing developed in early civilizations and discuss how written records changed political, legal, religious, and cultural life

(SI-M-A3) Use consistency and precision in data collection, analysis, and reporting

(SI-M-B5)Recognize the importance of communication among scientists about investigations in progress and the work of others

(D-2-M) (M-2-M) Demonstrate an understanding of precision, accuracy, and error in measurement

Grade 7

(SIM-B2) Recognize that investigations generally begin with a review of the work of others

(C-1A-M2) Distinguish between various forms of government (e.g., monarchy, totalitarian) and describe their characteristics and organization

Grade 8

(SIM-B2)Recognize that investigations generally begin with a review of the work of others

Grade 9-12

(G-1B-H1)Evaluate how location, topography, climate, natural resources, and other physical characteristics affect human activities (e.g., cultural diversity, migration, physical features, historical events, plantation, subsistence farming) or the significance of a place

(H-1A-H1) Contrast past and present events or ideas in world history, demonstrating awareness of differing political, social, or economic context



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