ActiveHistory Mystery: Cat Bottoms and Golden Cups!

Davis sniffs for clues in our latest 'History Mystery'
Davis sniffs for clues in our latest ‘History Mystery’

This latest ActiveHistory Mystery, which I used with my Year 8 students, is based in the Middle Ages and involves cats’ bottoms, golden cups, mass murder and plenty of treachery…

The “History Mysteries” lessons are designed as stand-alone projects which each last 3-4 hours.

Through engaging historical topics, they teach skills of problem formulation, deductive reasoning, independent research, groupwork and structured writing.

There is a standard teacher lesson plan and student record sheet / markscheme for each activity.

For a full list of History Mystery projects can be found here.