King Tut and All That
Florence Harding: Economics, Discovery and Daily Life
Skill: Middle School
Time Required: Two or more class periods
The discovery of the seemingly undisturbed tomb of King Tutankhamun (King Tut) in 1922 was a major archeological event. The news dominated front pages of newspapers worldwide for days. As newspaper people, Warren and Florence Harding would have followed the coverage carefully.
1. The class is the newsroom of a major metropolitan newspaper in 1922. News of the discovery of King Tut’s tomb has just come across the wires!
2. The task is to create a special edition that tells the story in words, maps, and pictures. Topics to consider are the following; however, they are just a beginning: