What in the world happened to Amelia Earhart? This mystery is over 80 years old! Students are going to love working through this unit and writing their own theories about the disappearance of Amelia Earhart!
This unit is perfect for Women's History Month! Students will learn about Amelia Earhart though a Close Read Biography. This biography builds background knowledge before students delve into the Mystery Lesson!
Your students will love analyzing the different clues and formulating their own theory or hypothesis about the disappearance of Amelia Earhart! This Research-Based Strategy Lesson is based on the theories and practices of leading educational researchers: Harvey F. Silver, Richard W. Strong and Matthew J. Perini.
- Mystery Lesson Step-by-Step Lesson Plan
- "An Aviator: Amelia Earhart" Close Read Passage
- First Read - Text Annotation Guide with Right There Questions
- Second Read - Window Notes: Facts, Feeling, Questions, Ideas
- Third Read - Text Evidence Comprehension Questions
- Answer Keys
- "The Final Flight of Amelia Earhart" passage
- "The Final Flight of Amelia Earhart" Window Notes: Facts, Feelings, Questions, Ideas
- Springboard Lesson: "What Happened to the Other Sock" (What is a theory?)
- Letter to Students from "Official Office of Unsolved Mysteries" outlining their task
- 18 Mystery Lesson Clues for Students to Analyze
- Writing Paper for Theory "What Happened to Amelia Earhart?"
- Amelia Earhart Topper to use for display of student theories
- Description of the most popular theories about the disappearance of Amelia Earhart
- Additional Activities: Timeline, Biography Poster, Question I Would Ask Amelia
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