Anyone who has spent time around children knows they love to wonder, “Why?” By using history mysteries in our lessons, we can turn the questions of “Why?” and “How?” back onto students to engage them fully. Continue reading Strategy Share: Using History Mysteries to Engage Students
WORLD In excavated waste heaps, researchers have found evidence that ancient Greenlanders may have been eating large amounts of bowhead whale. But these 4,000-year-old “dumpsters” are from millennia before humans had the technology to hunt down such massive prey. (NPR) How long have people been whaling? Use our article to find out. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers … Continue reading Whale of a Mystery
SCIENCE Amateur astronomers have spotted two clouds rising from the Martian surface, and nobody knows what they are. (Nat Geo News) Get some possible clues about Mars’ mystery clouds with our lesson on “Environmental Conditions in Our Solar System.” Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Read through the Nat Geo News article. What group of … Continue reading Martian Mystery
WORLD Could one of aviation’s most enduring mysteries be solved? An aircraft recovery group says it may have identified a part of Amelia Earhart’s plane—and knows where to find the rest of it. (Washington Post) Use our resources to learn more about Amelia Earhart’s final flight. Teachers, scroll all the way down for a short list of key resources in our “Teachers’ Toolkit.” Discussion Ideas … Continue reading Elusive End to Earhart Enigma?