Grade K-1

What Can You Learn from a Hat?

Historians can learn a lot from a hat! In this lesson, students will look at images of historical and modern hats to learn how hats can give us clues about what people do for work and why their hats may need special features.

Before starting a Private i History Detectives unit, use this lesson or the “What Is This and What Was It Used For?” mystery as an introduction to inquiry lesson to introduce your students to the Private i History Detectives Team and the skills historians use.

iCivics en español! Student and class materials for this mystery are available in Spanish.

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