History Mystery Labs

1 hour lessons where students examine a variety of sources, both primary and secondary, to reach a conclusion. They must integrate multiple forms of information from maps to video clips and defend their conclusions with cited evidence from the exhibits.

These labs address the following CCSS standards:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.1 - Citing textual evidence

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.4 - Content Vocabulary

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.7 - Integrating multiple sources

The labs are highly engaging and are one of the few opportunities students are given to truly be historians.

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