It all began when my students' Leonardo Thinkquest project was visited by a Brazilian
teacher whose name is Cida Proença. As an outcome of her visit,
she decided the team who designed the site would be the perfect
group to answer her students questions about life in the US and
Among the many questions asked by her students was one that
focused on tourist attractions to see in NYC. In response to that
question my student Bridget prepared a guided tour for her Brazilian
peers. One of the stops on the cybertour was the Egyptian Exhibit at
the Metropolitan Museum.
My advanced placement students were motivated by that topic to
investigate the legend of King Tut in depth.
To support their in depth study I recorded the History Channel's "The
Mysteries of King Tut" and "Egypt Land of the Gods" series. I made
these tapes available for class presentation and private screenings.
The students used these tapes to identify primary source materials
and documents focused on King Tut. The use of the History Channel
tapes gave my students immediate access to richly detailed
comprehensible facts, rendered in student friendly scripts.
Based on their studies and fact base acquired from the tapes the
students designed an interactive lock key puzzle. This puzzle allowed
site visitors to identify keys to open the tomb doors.
The successful puzzle solver is rewarded by seeing King Tut smile.
Tut is transformed through time into an intriguing icon of cyberspace.
The Curse of Tut : Fact or Myth ?