Grade 4-5

What Can We Learn From Someone's Pockets?

Historians make inferences. In this introduction to inquiry lesson, students learn some of the skills and strategies historians use to learn about the past. They will analyze information and provide reasoning to answer the mystery question: "What can you learn from someone's pockets?"

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

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