Construct a PowerPoint about a history mystery. Choose from the topics given under 'Useful Websites'. Remember, you need to address these questions:
What do you believe (based on your research) is the most likely explanation for the mystery(ies) of your topic?
Search for some relevant websites in here. Put your topic (eg 'Stonehenge') in the search box, then choose 'Subject' in the drop-down menu instead of 'Basic search'. Just select the websites when they pop up.
Print this out and use to write your script.
You can print out your Slides + Notes so you can read from your script when you do your narration if you prefer. Go to your PowerPoint presentation. Choose File > Export > Create Handouts > Choose the default Notes Next to Slides > OK. You can later hand this in to your teacher as evidence of your presentation, including narration.
St Stephen's College Library: History Mysteries
Includes Easter Island, Tollund Man, Bradshaw (Gion Gion) paintings, Mungo Man and Stonehenge.
History.com : Stonehenge
History.com: Easter Island
Peat Bog Mummies
History.com: Peat Bodies
The Tollund Man: A Face From Prehistoric Denmark
Museum of Unnatural History: Nazca Lines
Bradshaw Cave Paintings (Gwion Gwion)
Bradshaw Foundation: Bradshaw Paintings
You can authenticate by using your student number as both username and password.
This example of a History Mystery Narrated PowerPoint was kindly loaned to us by Mrs Wheeler, Middle School Teacher-Librarian at our neighbouring St Peters Lutheran College.
Terracotta Warriors PowerPoint from Mrs Woodruff