King Tut


Are your students interested in history and ancient cultures? The King Tut lesson plan is the perfect way to combine high-interest historical information with informational literacy skills. In this lesson, students will learn all about King Tut and ancient Egypt. They will also get to practice close reading and finding information in the text. And to top it all off, they’ll construct a square pyramid.

With this lesson plan, your child will not only learn some incredible history, but they will also improve their critical thinking and informational reading skills.

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What our King Tut lesson plan includes

Lesson Objectives and Overview: King Tut explores the history of one of the most famous kings in Egyptian history. Students will learn how archaeologists and historians explain history and how cultural influences affect people’s lives. They will also practice critical thinking and informational reading skills. This lesson is for students in 4th grade and 5th grade.

Classroom Procedure

Every lesson plan provides you with a classroom procedure page that outlines a step-by-step guide to follow. You do not have to follow the guide exactly. The guide helps you organize the lesson and details when to hand out worksheets. It also lists information in the yellow box that you might find useful. You will find the lesson objectives, state standards, and number of class sessions the lesson should take to complete in this area. In addition, it describes the supplies you will need as well as what and how you need to prepare beforehand. This lesson requires pens, pencils, highlighters, dictionaries or thesauruses. Students will also need internet access.

Options for Lesson

The “Options for Lesson” section offers additional suggestions for ideas and activities to add to the lesson. You could check out the Learn Bright videos that cover the topics of Egypt and King Tutankhamun. These, along with other resources, can aid you in teaching a fantastic lesson!

Teacher Notes

The teacher notes page provides an extra paragraph of information to help guide the lesson. You can use the blank lines to write down any other ideas or thoughts you have about the topic as you prepare.


The King Tut lesson plan includes three worksheets: an activity worksheet, a practice worksheet, and a homework assignment. Each one will help students solidify their grasp of the material they learned throughout the lesson. You can refer to the classroom procedure guidelines to know when to hand out each worksheet.

Worksheet Answer Keys

If you choose to administer the lesson pages to your students via PDF, you will need to save a new file that omits these pages. Otherwise, you can simply print out the applicable pages and keep these as reference for yourself when grading assignments.

Additional information


4th Grade, 5th Grade


Social Studies

State Educational Standards


Lessons are aligned to meet the education objectives and goals of most states. For more information on your state objectives, contact your local Board of Education or Department of Education in your state.