Unit overview and description:
Universal Theme: Exploration
The Texts that we will explore in class:
An introduction to the Genre
Video version via educannon
Inductive and deductive reasoning
How do we know what we think is true? How is this type of mystery similar to/different from the Edgar Allan Poe style of Mystery?
Distinguish between explicit clues and inferences drawn from the text.
Writing Prompt: Compare and contrast the text version of “The Red Headed League” with the 22nd Century cartoon version.
Rewrite another short story from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” making it a proper 22nd century version for the cartoon series.
How do the workings of individual imaginations both help and hinder the broader understanding of the poem?
The Raven &
The "POE"ster project: The theories about the mysterious death of Edgar Allan Poe.
Mystery Pictures: "What's Going on Here?"
History Connections: CSI investigations
King Tut: Natural Causes or Foul Play?
Mayans: Where did they go?
Now that you have seen several versions of "Minute Mystery" videos, how about making your own video? You can act it out, use pictures with text, use stop motion animation, PowToon, or whatever else you can think of.