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Mysteries: Impossible Your Mission, Should You Choose To Accept It ...

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A completely Integrated, Interdisciplinary, Thematic Unit Exploring the Mysteries of Physical Science, Europe and Asia, literature, language arts, and the written elements of mysteries, mathematical problem-solving, reasoning, and logic. Everybody loves a good mystery, especially sixth graders. Nothing captures and maintains the attention of a middle schooler like a mysterious murder, an unsolved crime, an unexplainable event or a seemingly impossible accomplishment. Mysteries of all kinds, whether they be a classic Alfred Hitchcock thriller, a real-life "Unsolved Mystery," a scientific enigma or one of the seven wonders of the world, naturally lend themselves to the teaching of problem-solving, critical thinking, deductive and inductive reasoning skills, as well as the development of drawing conclusions, making inferences and predicting outcomes. It is imperative that students learn to apply these skills to the world around them.