Archduke Ferdinand’s Assassination mystery is a PBL unit that gives students the opportunity to research and become historical figures and explore the causes of World War 1 from a first person point of view.
Includes unit plan, lessons, 25+ writing assignments, warm ups, exit tickets, reader’s theater script, a gallery walk, Power Point and a mystery activity lasting for 3 -7 or more days (depending on class time and teacher choices. Unit includes practice interpreting maps, political cartoons and propaganda posters.
Student delve into the politics and culture in Europe as they try to discover if a nation or individual financed the Black Hand, the organization behind the assassination plot..
The mystery activity can be used as a stand-alone history or drama club activity. It includes character dossiers for up to 21 players, complete instructions, and the clues and exhibits. Three different endings are included so you can use it multiple times or with multiple classes.
A stand alone teen or adult party game is also available Once upon a Mystery game
Project based learning combines authentic research with collaboration, reflection, and individual decision-making. Students gain by both the process and product which are linked to real-world situations that they will face in the work force or their lives. Students can voice their personal interests, concerns, or issues while using and expanding their creativity. This project will allow for differentiation of product and pacing, as well as tiering if desired.
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