Private i History Detectives

Guide elementary students through exciting historical investigations to build content knowledge and critical thinking skills.

iCivics presents Private i History Detectives, a supplemental K-5 curriculum. Organized by grade-level and topic, these whole class mystery-themed units make teaching social studies fun. Help your students put on their historian hats as they develop life-long inquiry skills to solve each mystery. Private i History Detectives is state-standards aligned and easy to use.

Each Unit includes:

  • Three to four “mystery” themed lessons aligned to state standards and illuminating important and often untold stories.
  • Comprehensive slideshows focused on scaffolded primary and secondary source analysis.
  • Learning objectives, step-by-step teacher instructions, and embedded vocabulary practice.
  • Printable PDFs or digitized student handouts available online through our FREE Kami integration.

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Not sure how to best implement Private i History Detectives into your classroom? iCivics offers downloadable comprehensive guides, tips, and tricks for each of our resource guides to help facilitate a seamless experience.