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Common Core State Standard
L.CCS.1/2/3/4 Grades 6-12: Video of a current news event is presented for discussion to encourage student participation, but also inspire the use of evidence to support logical claims using the main ideas of the video. Students must analyze background information provided about a current event, draw out the main ideas and key details, and review different opinions on the issue. Then, students should present their own claims using facts and analysis for support.


Science unwraps the real King Tut

A two part Discovery Channel special, King Tut Unwrapped, airing this week (Sunday and Monday), sheds new light on the real King Tut and his life. Generations have paid homage to popular culture's image of the Egyptian boy king. But forensic results from over two years of DNA testing and CT scans on his mummy are changing those perceptions.

Class discussion: How do you picture King Tut? What do you think helped form your perceptions? Movies? Written stories?

Additional video resources:

  • Discovery Channel video reports from the special
  • King Tut unwrapped from Heritage Key

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