In this lesson, students will come to a realization that Archeologists must 'piece' together history to ascertain answers.
Provide students with an unlabeled envelope filled with a small (< 100 piece) puzzle.
***IMPORTANT***BE CERTAIN NOT TO LET STUDENTS SEE AN IMAGE OF THE PUZZLE PRIOR TO HANDLING THE PUZZLE PIECES.
Students will attempt to assemble the puzzle just a few pieces at a time and make a hypothesis at certain intervals without viewing the cover art. They will apply this experience to the experience an archeologist has when explore ancient civilizations....ultimately they never see all of the pieces. This lesson encourages dialogue, critical thinking and discussion.