Can your students decide what happened to the Mary Celeste and all of her crew?
In this lesson they will compare and evaluate 12 possible theories before deciding on the most likely scenario as the ‘winner’. They will then justifying their decision both verbally and in writing. The lesson works as a knockout tournament, comparing two theories at a time. They must apply the background in formation presented to them along with the theories to come up with the most plausible answer. It is great for developing higher order thinking skills especially when they have to tease out the strengths and weaknesses of each idea. It also provides me with some fabulous display ideas using the students work!
The lesson contains:
- 23 slide powerpoint.
-12 Theory cards (on powerpoint to be printed off in handout mode and cut out - they are in colour and black and white to help you save some ink!)
- 2 page background information handout.
- 3 page detailed lesson plan
- Tournament structure handout (also on powerpoint in colour and Black and white)
Help your students improve their inference and deductions skills with these lessons. In these lessons students work in pairs or groups to evaluate the evidence and arguments given and reach a valid judgement.
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This growing bundle contains 6 RESOURCES on key people and campaigns in 20th century USA.
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***Can your students beat the puzzle code and find out about the first people to populate America? ***
This word code puzzle is about how Native Americans travelled across the Bering Straits in the last ice age. It is an interesting topic and this task works well as an introduction to the Native American cultures or as a bellringer. I have particular success with my classes as a home work task.
You could also set this as a brain teaser for any lesson including morning registration to get those brain cells working!
Students have to work out the letter/number code and fill in the paragraph accordingly. Five letters have been given already to help start them off. I introduce an element of competition to keep my classes focused. Not only do they have to fill in the paragraph they must pick out at least 3 key facts and be the first to tell me. This keeps the students heads down and learning!
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Can your students beat the puzzle code and find out at least three key facts about Easter? This word code puzzle is about where Easter gets its name and what it celebrates.
Students have to work out the letter/number code and fill in the paragraph accordingly. Four letters have been given already to help start them off. I introduce an element of competition to keep my classes focused. Not only do they have to fill in the paragraph they must pick out at least 3 key facts and be the first to tell me as the teacher.
Great for a bell ringer!
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