Translate

English Dutch French German Italian Portuguese Russian Spanish

Search

Introduction to Elementary Inquiry using History’s Mysteries

Share This Page

Today's Mystery: Why is there an elephant on the beach? - huge grey elephant structure towers over nearby buildings, sandy grass in forground and blue sky behind
Wed, 08/11/2021

Join us August 11 from 4:00 - 5:30 pm for an Introduction to Elementary Inquiry using History’s Mysteries. Register

Description

History’s Mysteries is a ready-to-use K-5 curriculum featuring student investigation of primary sources from the Library of Congress and other archives. Each unit includes three or more mysteries, each fully addressing an engaging topic for grades K-5 (see below; more units are on the way).

  • Kindergarten:
    • Unit 1: What is the difference between now and then?
    • Unit 2: How do we celebrate our shared traditions?
  • Grade 1:
    • Unit 1: How do communities make decisions? 
    • Unit 2: What makes a good leader?
  • Grade 2:
    • Unit 1: Why do people move?
    • Unit 2: Why do we need maps?
  • Grade 3:
    • Unit 1: Why do people celebrate the 4th of July?
    • Unit 2: Native sovereignty and the American Revolution
  • Grade 4:
    • Unit 1: How do maps help us understand the world?
    • Unit 2: How did water shape work?
  • Grade 5:
    • Unit 1: How did enslaved people experience the Atlantic World?
    • Unit 2: What is "Free Speech"?

This is an opportunity for teachers to become familiar with History’s Mysteries and ask questions in preparation for teaching the curriculum. 

Audience and Grade Level

Curriculum Directors and Teachers; Grades K-5

Cost

The cost of the training is $50 for non-member districts.

Registration Deadline: August 4

Register

Upcoming Workshops


July 29, 7:30pm - Rich Cairn: Empowering Learners through History & Civics of People with Disabilities. How can we teach inclusive, transformative histor…
Join us August 11 from 4:00 - 5:30 pm for an Introduction to Elementary Inquiry using History’s Mysteries. Register.  Description History’s Mysteries is a rea…
Course runs Nov-Dec 2021, and introduces exemplars of best practice pedagogy for English Learners in History and Social Studies classrooms. It demonstrates dual…