[Surfnetkids: 27 Oct 2010] Mummies

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#1. October 27, 2010

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

After releasing last week’s Day of the Dead topic I decided that a few coloring pages would be fun. So here goes.

Day of the Dead Coloring Pages

And, of course, we have printable Halloween Coloring Pages too:

Enjoy this spooky time of year. Boo!

See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"

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#2. Mummies

by Barbara J. Feldman

Mummies Printable (** for premium members only)

Although mummies share the big screen and Halloween streets with make-believe monsters such as werewolves and vampires, they are real! A mummy is a corpse with preserved skin and internal organs. Although often associated with Ancient Egypt, mummies have been found in a variety of cultures around the world. The Egyptians mummified their dead for religious reasons, but some mummies are preserved accidentally in ice or soggy bogs.

Mummy Tombs
Retired college professor James M. Deem shares his fascination with mummies to encourage learners of all ages to discard their mistaken ideas about mummies (popularized by classic, scary movies) and learn about the science and history of mummies. His site includes sections on science, museum exhibits, and mummy sites such as Egypt, Pompeii and the bogs of Ireland, Scotland, Germany and other European locales. “Bog mummies are accidental mummies, made only by nature. In northern Europe, the people who became bog mummies usually died from 2000-2500 years ago, though some are even older and others much more recent.”

NOVA Online: Mummies 101
This PBS webpage is part of the Mummies of China site. It provides an introduction to mummies from all over the world, including Ancient Egypt, the Chinchoros of Chile, and the Aleuts of Alaska. To explore more of the Mummies of China site, follow the links in the left-hand navigation menu. “Not to put too fine a point on it, a mummy is an old dead body. But unlike a skeleton or a fossil, a mummy still retains some of the soft tissue it had when it was alive ? most often skin, but sometimes organs and muscles, as well.”

The Teacher’s Corner: Chicken Mummies
Teacher Carla Detter shares her instructions for making mummies in the classroom from whole, fresh, grocery-store chickens. She explains, “The original idea for this activity came from the book Theme Series- Egypt by Creative Teaching Press. I modified the process. So far, our mummies have survived and so have we. We unwrapped one of the chickens from last year. You could see some red meat and the bones were still hard. It did not smell! The students were excited to see what had happened over a year’s time and yet leery of getting too close!”

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#3. Printables Club Members Also Get …

Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:
Mummies Printable
Mummies Wikipedia Printable
Egyptian Pyramids Printable
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#4. Related Games

Go Go Mummy

Go Go Mummy 2

Ancient Egypt Coloring Pages

Mummy Tombs

Mummy Tombs 2

#5. Surfing the Calendar

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#6. Quote of the Week

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” ~~ Mahatma Gandhi ~~ (October 2, 1869-January 30, 1948) Indian political and spiritual leader. Click here for more belief quotes.

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