Kerrie opens the program by recalling her visits as a kid to see mummies at Chicago’s Field Museum and the world famous exhibit of King Tutankhamun in 1977. Years later, a publisher asked her to write a mummy book, and the rest is history!
Kerrie then questions participants: What do you know about mummies? How do you feel about mummies?
Based on prior teacher input, Kerrie will discuss three to four examples of mummies in her book, MUMMIES EXPOSED! Students will be encouraged to ask questions during the presentation, and there will be time for a Q&A.
Students will discover both the history and science behind the discovery and research on individual mummies.
Students will learn that research on mummies crosses cultures as well as educational disciplines.
Students will meet archeologists, anthropologists, and scientists who have worked with mummies around the world.
Students will develop an appreciation that mummies were once living humans, in many ways not so different from themselves.
Students will be encouraged to appreciate curiosity and wonder for their own sake, as well as the importance of “unplugging” to spend time in thought, play, and reflection.
Science as Inquiry
Physical and Biological Science
Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
History and Nature of Science
English/Reading for Perspective
English/Reading for Understanding
Kerrie is prepared to show how this book is aligned with CCSS standards for main idea, supporting evidence, craft, and construction.
Kerrie is prepared to assist teachers in aligning this program with their state standards.