I’ll use this to begin a lesson or to introduce a new topic! Social Studies Sentence Stems help students understand what it is that they are learning and communicate about it, helps students with special needs and provides focus for lessons.
“The Case of the Student Teacher Gone Missing” is a customizable activity that asks students to solve a crime based on their analysis of evidence. First students must classify the twelve pieces of evidence as primary or secondary source evidence. Then students must decide which type of evidence they will use: primary or secondary, and explain why. Finally, students will analyze each piece of relevant evidence to draw conclusion about who the guilty teacher might be.