5th graders learned about Ancient Egypt through a short video. They learned that when someone passed away in Egyptian culture, they mummified the body by taking out all internal organs except the heart, rubbed the body in natron (a salt), and then wrapped the body in linen. The body was then placed inside a decorative sarcophagus. The sarcophagus was often put in a tomb with various items that were important to that person. When pharaohs were laid to rest, their tombs were filled with priceless treasures.
5th graders created an Egyptian pyramid tomb. They drew a sarcophagus (mummy case), and other Egyptian designs to decorate the walls of the pyramid. Next they added an assortment of treasures to ensure their mummy had a comfortable after life.