Ptah-Hotep and Akhet-Hotep Mastaba

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Did you know that mastaba means bench in Arabic? Learn why a mastaba was so important to ancient Egyptian architecture. Middle and high schoolers alike stay entertained while reading a passage that describes the virtual tour of Ptah-Hotel and Akhet-Hotep Mastaba.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Go over the map at the beginning of the virtual tour, so scholars possess a better understanding of the location
  • Extend learning by assigning pupils to write a reflection about the mastaba for homework afterwards
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires devices with a fast Internet connection speed to download the resource
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Very visually entertaining and appealing
  • Moving through the locations requires the click of a mouse and does not feel complicated or overwhelming
Cons
  • The information panels lack a story about the people and focuses mainly on the architecture of the time period