Sixth graders access and use variety of sources for research. They read mysteries with incorrect information and determine which information needs researching in order to solve mystery.
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Learn from the Past, Create the Future: Inventions and Patents
3D printers, selfie sticks, smart watches. GPS, self-driving cars, YouTube. Imagine life without inventions. Believe it or not, these items were all invented in the last 10 years. Inventions, and the inventors responsible for them, are...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Detective Fiction: Focus On Critical Thinking
Turn your 6th graders into detectives while growing their love of reading. Using critical thinking skills, they will be able to describe the five basic elements of detective fiction, read detective novels, make predictions, use the...
6th English Language Arts
With Detective Fiction in the Urban Classroom
This abstract for an instructional unit using three-minute mysteries, stories by Sir Arthur Canon Doyle, and Edgar Allan Poe includes a short history of detective fiction, sample plans, and suggestions for exercises and activities...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Be a Historical Detective! Investigating and Interpreting a Historical Source
Students examine historical sources by analyzing images in a slide-show. For this historical research lesson, students view a PowerPoint presentation of images from the U.S. in pre-Columbian times. Students discuss the imagery among...
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts