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History Detectives

History Detectives

This is the companion site to PBS series "History Detectives" in which a team of history detectives solve mysteries, searching out the true facts (and falsehoods) behind local folklore, family legends and interesting objects. The History Detectives site includes highlights from the televised investigations; how-to guides to assist students in doing their own research, and a section on investigative techniques such as weapons dating, paper analysis, property search, geological analysis, DNA analysis, and historical research. The Classroom Resources section includes lesson plans and other tools to reinforce concepts from the programs. Those lesson plans center around a visit to a historical site and a search for attic artifacts.


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