by: Dayatra Walker, Beth Roberts, Judy Byrd, and Christy Corbett
unit was created to aide students in gaining insight of the history,
and research of mysteries that have remained unsolved and how these
continue to impact today’s society. Building
and acquiring knowledge through exploration
as well as, determining the difference between reliable and unreliable
is vital in this course of study. Therefore,
students will have the opportunity to
develop theories and
conclusions based on individual and group experimentation.
A research magazine will
be produced that
reflects each student’s findings.
have mysteries of ancient times
survived throughout the ages?
How can we determine which sources
of information are reliable?
is a mystery?
In what ways do mysteries of the
past influence our understanding of similar occurrences in
How can a society’s culture influence the
manifestation of a mystery?
Are there limitations to human
understanding of the unknown?
would you use what you have
learned about mysteries to become a forensic scientist?
How can your knowledge of mysteries
help you to obtain the skills necessary to become a detective?
How will this investigation affect your future
opinions of mysteries?
How does today’s research of
uncertainties identify with past research?
Culture, Influence, and Research
a feasibility study
and Deductive thinking skills
for information, data analysis, product presentation
appropriate research skills
responsibility for learning
effective presentation of finished product
ethical implications arising from their investigation
order thinking skills
problem solving skills
ethical issues related to topic
to take risks
point of view
fact from opinion
to argue both sides of an issue
technology to retrieve information
technology to disseminate information
analyze what is presented regardless of the medium
mysteries influence our culture today.
mysteries can be compared and contrasted to our culture today.
a cause and effect relationship between the known and unknown.
bubble map will be done that list previous knowledge about mysteries
these mysteries have impacted today’s societal ways of
thinking and operating.
double bubble map will be done to compare and contrast the mysteries
will develop an appreciation for the inevitable truth that there are
aspects of life that remain unknown to mankind. They
will also discover a plethora of ways mysteries
can be theorized and
gain knowledge through several experiences that relate to living with
will also leave
with a new or more
insightful perception of how and why many mysteries remain unsolved and
come to conclusions based on reliable research.
will be given an envelope consisting of clues to look for things around
Students will walk
around campus looking for
artifacts such as statues and landmarks. They
can create drawings and discuss and compare
this activity to an
archeologist’s speculation to ancient civilization.
discussing the mystery of the Nazca lines and their existence for
years, students will create art with sand and compare its longevity.
will set the stage for a talk show featuring Amelia Earheart as a survivor.
discussing the lost city of Atlantis the students will use clay to
will create a mystery after reading news paper articles.
studying the Bermuda Triangle, students will create a timeline using
dates of the disappearances.
Dectectives and the jobs
forensics science relates to mysteries.
your own theory
will research a given topic about Easter Island and give theories
through their research.
Students will draw a grid of the Nasca
and produce a geoglyph.
researching the lost city of Atlantis students will debate fact of
Then they will record
students will compile all pictures taken and drawn and all articles
into a research scrapbook-magazine.
will play board games related to mysteries such a clue, jenga, think
will play clue games online that deal with uncovering mysteries.
will locate mysterious islands and the Bermuda triangle using a globe.
Don’t go into
the triangle game
Students will be shown a picture of an ink blot
and have to decide what it is if they miss the clue they will be have
into the triangle.
research, debate and productivity, students will present their findings