Unsolved Mysteries Guide is the perfect introduction and theme for an independent research unit. If you’ve designed your own unit, incorporate this guide to give students background information about some of the world's most puzzling cases. Students can choose a topic, and allow them to propose the most plausible theory from their research.
Using the Famous Cases Guide handout, give students a brief overview of the unsolved mysteries they may investigate. You may choose to assign students their mystery based on complexity level and appropriateness for grade level, or allow students to choose their own.
Students are introduced to 26 Famous Unsolved Cases from around the World: Disappearance of Amelia Earhart, Death of King Tut, D.B. Cooper, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, Oregon Vortex, Oak Island Treasure, Great Chicago Fire, Lost Colony of Roanoke, Pyramids of Giza, Easter Island, Coral Castle, Stonehenge, Lost City of Atlantis, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Nazca Lines, Wedge of Aiud, Bigfoot, Yeti, Loch Ness, Skunk Ape, Existence of Ghosts, Area 51, Roswell Incident, Bermuda Triangle, Wow! Signal, and Existence of Aliens.
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