In this activity, students will re-enact the steps of Egyptian mummification on a fish. This activity is wonderful to do when they are studying Ancient Egypt in Social Studies!

Lesson plan - fish mummy

by Christine Mytko
This plan describes the procedures and objectives of the fish mummy lesson. (Overview can be found at http://www.curriki.org/xwiki/xwiki/view/Coll_cmytko/FishMummy)
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Mummy background information

by Christine Mytko
This sheet gives background information on the rituals and procedures involved with Egyptian mummification.
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Fish mummy plan sheet

by Christine Mytko
This sheet will help students prepare for and divide up tasks for fish mummification.
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This is the plan sheet handed out to students before the fish mummification. This attachments has proper formatting.
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Fish anatomy diagram

by Christine Mytko
A diagram of a generalized fish anatomy.
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Canopic Jar information

by Christine Mytko
This handout describes the gods depicted on each of the four canopic jars.
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Fish Mummy packet

by Christine Mytko
This packet should be filled out weekly by each student. It contains areas for both qualitative and quanitative observations, as well as a weekly self reflection.
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Each week, I typed up that week's particular instructions. I put these sheets in a plastic page protector, since student workspaces tended to get very messy.
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For the students who do not want to mummify a fish for ethical reasons, here is a procedure for apple mummification.
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