Assassination Research Mini - Project/Assignment

Assassination Research Mini - Project/Assignment
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This handout is a generic "Assassination" research assignment.

Personally, I use this after teaching about the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand during my WWI unit. I find this is a fun way to engage students further, and get them to conduct some research as well as learn something new about a person of their choosing.

Students are allowed the freedom to research any assassination in history (in my scenario other than the Archduke since I just taught the class about him). They then research and answer questions such as Who, what, when, how, etc. with the final question being a higher level "what if" question.

Because this is a generic question handout, it can be adapted to fit a variety of lesson plans and grade levels.

For my 10th grade students, this assignment typically takes 30 - 45 minutes. Students tend to take some time to figure out who they want to research, then complete the handout. You can also have students present their findings to the class if you choose. I usually have a handful of students share out with the class.

For lower grade levels, this may take a full hour or more depending on students.

Finally, this can be a great cross-over with English classes. English teachers could use this as a pre-write or research guide where the assignment is for students to write an essay about an assassination in history. Answering these questions would then set-up the student to plug answers in to an essay format.
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45 minutes
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