Unsolved Mysteries (Print Friendly Version)


Examine one of ten so-called Unsolved Mysteries, or events that have various contradictory theories.
In groups of four research one of these events.

Prepare a presentation for your class that provides:  
     a) A brief historical overview of the 'mystery' event or location.
     b) A look at the different theories that have been put forward over the years to explain the event or location.
     c) Your conclusions based on the evidence you have found in your research, that may discount past theories and gives the best, most reliable explanation for the 'mystery' event or location.

Use a variety of supporting evidence and include a discussion of the reliability and likely accuracy of the sources.
Try and include extracts from original reports or past investigations, recent research, photographs, maps, video clips.... 

As a group present your findings to the class in the form of a Prezi, Photo Story, Web Pages, Documentary or PowerPoint.

So take a step into the unknown and use your research analysis skills as a young historian/ investigative journalist to judge for yourself . . . 

Area 51, Anastasia, Lochness Monster,

Big Foot, Easter Island, U.F.O's

Bermuda Triangle, Stonehenge, Atlantis,

Curse of King Tut, or another topic of your choice after consultation with your teacher.

Brief video of other History Mysteries
Brief video Bermuda Triangle

Presentations Due:

Marking Criteria -  The better presentations will:

- Cover a), b) and c) above. (Also c) is well supported with sources.)
- Each group member will contribute to the presentation.
- Full range of sources are used - primary sources, secondary sources (could be internet sites), photographs, maps or diagrams, video clips if available.
- Sources are evaluated for reliability and accuracy - corroborated with other sources and the reliability of the source/web site is examined and evaluated.
- An effective and interesting use of the technology program you have chosen for your presentation.
- Bibliography provided at end.