Each land policy (Headright System, Yazoo Land Fraud/Act, Land Lottery) has its own “mystery bag” filled with QR codes, textual information, maps, and artifacts. Students will use all of the items in the bag to solve the “mystery” of which land policy the bag is representing.
Since this is their first time seeing these land policies, their goal is to be able to identify the name of the policy, where this policy occurred in Georgia, and how the land was distributed. There are questions to answer for each policy.
Notes and a formative assessment are available after the mystery bag activity. See the list below for everything included in the purchase!
Included in purchase:
1. Lesson Plan for two days
2. Two graphic organizers (one for bag activity and another for notes)
3. Items for each mystery bag (4-5 items for each land policy with list of additional OPTIONAL items to purchase from Dollar Store)
4. Notes to complete after mystery bag activity
5. Formative assessment (written task)
*This is aligned to the 8th Grade GSE and GCPS AKS.