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Topical Tuesdays: Mummies on parade - KS2 News Story and Reading and Writing Activity Sheet from The Week Junior

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On 3 April, 2021, the mummified remains of Egypt’s ancient rulers were paraded through the capital city, Cairo. This resources pack includes an article from The Week Junior magazine, along with a sheet of activities designed to get children thinking, talking and writing about what the story means to them.

Activities include

Debate:
Is it time to stop this disrespectful treatment of the dead? We often use the words Rest In Peace for those who have died in our own culture so why can’t we extend the same courtesy to others? Or is there a time after which it no longer matters whether tombs are disturbed? What do you think?

Writing:
Write a humorous short story about an odd or mischievous curse that is released when an ancient pharaoh’s tomb is disturbed.
OR
Imagine that one of these mummies could talk to the driver who is taking him between the museums. Adopting a playscript format, write a dialogue between them

Research:
Research the three main pyramids at Giza.

Find the entire series of Topical Tuesday resources to download here.

What is The Week Junior?
The Week Junior magazine looks at current affairs and helps children make sense of the world, provides context and clarity to complex issues, improves general knowledge and encourages discussion and debate.

To find out more about The Week Junior and to download its free resources, please go to schools.theweekjunior.co.uk.



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