If it seems that something has been sneaking up on you this month, it is probably the mystery unit you've been planning. This week's "mystery" lessons draw attention to the power mysteries have to spark interest in reading and ignite critical thinking. Education World provides five lessons to set you on your way to a mysterious learning adventure! Included: Five mysterious lessons that focus on language arts, history, and forensic science!
Education World is here with five lessons that are sure to give you a clue about where to begin your mystery unit. Best of luck, detective!
This week, Education World provides five lessons about mysteries. Click on each of the five lesson headlines below for a complete teaching resource. (Approximate grade levels for each lesson are indicated in parentheses.)
Experiment with fingerprinting and analyze evidence to solve a classroom crime! (Grades 3-8)
Mysteries in the Bag
Build a mystery around the contents of a bag of evidence. (Grades K-Advanced)
Propose a theme for an upcoming program on the History Channel. (Grades 6-Advanced)
Secret Agent Stan
Help an old gumshoe find his way in a new era of investigative work! (Grades 3-8)
Combine language arts and forensic science activities for an effective elementary unit on mysteries. (Grades K-5)
For a quick trip into the magic of mysteries, try one of these excellent online resources:
From Scholastic, this site provides online adventures about topics in history. The more effective your research, the higher your rank as an investigator.
A. Pintura: Art Detective
Find the identity of Grandpa's painting and discover art history and composition. This site is designed for fourth grade and up.