In Search of the Ninth: Using Forensic Science to Investigate the Disappearance of Ancient Rome’s Ninth Legion

GeoHistory
GeoLiteracy
GeoSTEM
ELL
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
In this lesson students will investigate a mystery: What happened to the Ninth Legion? What clues could help us to find the legion or know its fate? Students will learn how forensic scientists record observations and analyze data to solve mysteries. This lesson includes strategies for diverse learners (ELLs).
Author: 
Maria Salas Murphy
Grade Range: 
3
Duration: 
4 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Materials to Assist Teachers and English Language Learners: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
4: Human Systems
National Geography Standards: 
4: The physical and human characteristics of places
9: The characteristics, distribution and migration of human populations