This new ActiveHistory Mystery focuses on the discovery of a frozen body, high in the mountains.
It starts with a “CSI” role-play element and was delivered to Year 7 students as an joint induction project delivered in History lessons (led by me – @russeltarr) and Geography lessons (led by Matt Podbury – @MattPodbury).
The investigation concluded with a Google Hangout with Alan Parkinson (@geoblogs), an expert and textbook author on the mystery in question.
The “History Mysteries” lessons are designed as stand-alone projects which each last 3-4 hours.
Through engaging historical topics, ActiveHistory Mysteries 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.
Here is a direct link to the Iceman Mystery.