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Spring SAVY 2019, Day 6 – Mystery and History (5th/6th)

Posted by on Thursday, March 7, 2019 in Grade 5, Grade 6, SAVY.

What a great final meeting for our detective historians!

What a fun, detecting-filled, and learning-filled six weeks we’ve had.  It is so hard to believe that it is already over.  Our detectives historians did so much hard work and grew so much in their sleuthing skills.  They also learned to work together as a class so well too.

Before doing anything else on our last day, we worked on curating our detective-historian museum.  We wanted to show our parents and families each of the mysteries that we had worked on.  The detective historians worked in teams to get our room ready and thought of almost every detail.  They discussed how to display the exhibits and worried about the flow of traffic as families made their way through our little museum.

Before going anywhere, we embarked on one last adventure.  What was the lost state of Franklin?  And who cares?  While we only spent a little bit of time on this mystery our last day, the sleuths really did a great job thinking critically about what the failure of settlers in western North Carolina to set up a new state in the U.S. during the 1780s tells us about the challenges facing the early nation.

Thank you so much for sharing this group of detective historians with me for six Saturday mornings.  It was a tremendous treat to get to work with and learn along side each and every one!

Frances Kolb

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