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Resources to support mystery focused lessons
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Comics in the Classroom as an Introduction to Narrative Structure - ReadWriteThink

Comics in the Classroom as an Introduction to Narrative Structure - ReadWriteThink | Mystery Resources- A focused investigation | Scoop.it
This lesson uses comic strip frames to define plot and reinforce the structure that underlies a narrative. Students finish by writing their own original narratives.

 

Students create a comic depicting a mystery.  Each week, a new comic is released.  Over time, the mystery is solved.

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Intel Education: Designing Effective Projects: Forensics

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This lesson encourages higher level thinking.

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STEM-Works - Science, Technology, Math & Engineering Resources for Kids

A resource for teachers, mentors, parents, STEM professionals and volunteers eager to help children learn about science, technology, engineering and math.

STEM lesson.  I like that it includes lessons, activities, an article and cool jobs that you can have in the field of forensic science.

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Who Dunnit?

I admit the music is a little much.  But, it definetly gets your attention.  A collection of elementary activities.

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DNA Interactive: Discovering the DNA Structure and beyond

DNA Interactive: Discovering the DNA Structure and beyond | Mystery Resources- A focused investigation | Scoop.it
DNA Interactive is an educational web site resource that
celebrates the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the DNA double helix structure.

 

For high school.

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Forensic Detectives: Who Did It? | Free Lesson Plans | Teachers | Discovery Education

Forensic Detectives: Who Did It? | Free Lesson Plans | Teachers | Discovery Education | Mystery Resources- A focused investigation | Scoop.it
Looking for a FREE lesson plan? Teachers can download a forensic science lesson plan or one of 38 other free lesson plans for Grades 6-8.

Discovery Education has great resources.  If you are lucky enough to be teaching in Idaho, you have access to the videos via SchoolNet.

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Math Maven's Mysteries Home

Math Maven's Mysteries Home | Mystery Resources- A focused investigation | Scoop.it
This content resource is an index of links to interactive sites, challenging students to solve mysteries using a variety of math principles.

This site has lessons, printables, audio and whiteboard ready lessons. 

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MysteryNet's Kids Mysteries: mysteries to solve, scary stories, and magic tricks

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Mysteries and Children's Literature

Mysteries and Children's Literature | Mystery Resources- A focused investigation | Scoop.it
Mystery as classroom theme with activities and related books.

Mystery might not be your favorite genre.  This site gives you summaries of books to use while studying the mystery genre.

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History Detectives Kids . Detective Kit | PBS Kids

History Detectives Kids . Detective Kit | PBS Kids | Mystery Resources- A focused investigation | Scoop.it
The History Detective Kids on PBSKids.org. Kids can play detectives games, learn how to crack mysterious codes and become super-sleuths.

I found this site interesting.  I admit I have not used it. I want to incorporate more history into my Mystery Focused Investigation.  Most of the sites I have found regarding mysteries in history have been for older students.

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Education World: Education World® "History's Mysteries"

Education World: Education World® "History's Mysteries" | Mystery Resources- A focused investigation | Scoop.it
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Secrets@Sea

Secrets@Sea is an online education adventure covering topics in Ocean Science. I like to find as many interactives as I can.  I always feel the kids love technology.

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PBS Teachers . Thematic Teaching . Forensic Science . Activity Ideas

PBS Teachers provides PreK-12 educational resources and activities for educators tied to PBS programming and correlated to local and national standards and professional development opportunities delivered online."

 

I love all things PBS.  I trust their content and have had good luck with their lessons.

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The Mysterious World of Dr. Biology comic book | ASU - Ask A Biologist

The Mysterious World of Dr. Biology comic book | ASU - Ask A Biologist | Mystery Resources- A focused investigation | Scoop.it

Comic books are one of my favorite ways to engage my students.  I can encorporate science, technology, language arts, design and art in one lesson.

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Forensic Detectives: Mysteries And Solutions | Free Lesson Plans | Teachers | Discovery Education

Forensic Detectives: Mysteries And Solutions | Free Lesson Plans | Teachers | Discovery Education | Mystery Resources- A focused investigation | Scoop.it
The Lesson Plan Library offers high school lesson plans covering all major school subjects and special interests.

Lessons for the high school classroom.  Could be modified for middle school.  Covers many subject areas.

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A Dramatic Approach to Reading Comprehension: Tableau

An overview of the classroom use of the drama strategy Tableau through words and pictures--with special emphasis on how participation in Tableau activities s...

 

I included this because I have had the opprotunity to work with Rosalind Flynn and Marcia Daft.  Everything that they teach, can be incorporated in any classroom.  Tableau can be a very powerful tool if used correctly.

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Exploring the Mystery Genre | Scholastic.com

Exploring the Mystery Genre | Scholastic.com | Mystery Resources- A focused investigation | Scoop.it
Mysteries have the ability to get reluctant readers and writers enthusiastic about reading, thinking, and writing.

 

I have used a majority of the lessons in this mystery unit.  I feel the lessons are well planned and easy to use in the classroom

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NOVA | Art Authentication

NOVA | Art Authentication | Mystery Resources- A focused investigation | Scoop.it
See if clever computer algorithms can distinguish a master forgery from a masterpiece.
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The Art of Crime Detection

Try your luck. This site drives my students crazy. In a good way.  We work as a group to try and complete the composite drawing of the suspect.  It is a great way to relate to concepts they have learned in art such as face mapping.

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Ingredients of a Mystery | Scholastic.com

Ingredients of a Mystery | Scholastic.com | Mystery Resources- A focused investigation | Scoop.it
Students explore the vocabulary, characters, and plot structure they are likely to encounter when reading a mystery...
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What's in a Mystery? Exploring and Identifying Mystery Elements - ReadWriteThink

What's in a Mystery? Exploring and Identifying Mystery Elements - ReadWriteThink | Mystery Resources- A focused investigation | Scoop.it
Students identify the characteristics of mystery writing, outline a mystery story using a graphic organizer, write and revise their own mystery story, edit each other's work, and share their mysteries.
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