Get in the Fold!: research...Mysteries are a great way to get reluctant students excited about reading, thinking, and writing. As students become involved in what they are reading, they use deductive reasoning and research skills to discover solutions to the mysteries. Students also work on improving their questioning and inferring skills as they toss about possible hypothesis. Learning to read critically and analyze information is fundamental.
Common Core-Aligned Informational Text Grades 7-9: The JFK Assassination
One of the saddest days in American history with the 50th anniversary being November 22, 2013. What really happened in Dallas? This is a good starting point for studying that troubled time in US history. $
This extremely fun product was made to accompany the movie Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief. The movie does a wonderful job of incorporating several aspects of Greek Mythology and this packet of four fabulous activities does a great job of incorporating social studies, higher-level thinking, and 21st Century Skills into entertainment!