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This is a list of questions based on the what has happened on that particular month and day. While most of the questions are historical, there are some geographical questions. For each question, there are five possible choices. The way it works in my class is that students research the question at home and come to class in the morning and make their guess on a small piece of paper and put it in the History Mystery box. At the end of the day, we discuss the question and the History Mystery managers sort out the answers. After determining the correct answer, each person who is right gets personal points that we keep track of leading up to a reward. I have each question worth 200 points so if there are 10 people who get it right, each gets 20 points. The questions start on August 13 and run through June 16 (our school year.) I've included the answer key. Occasionally there are answers that I have to accept because someone has brought me proof from websites that disagree with what I have written as correct. It is a lesson on not trusting all websites and to check more than one source. You can use this activity for extra credit, something to do when done early, or a required history assignment. I've found that it is something that has led to worthwhile discussions between parents and their kids over the answers.
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