Mystery Class Challenge #8
- Grades: K-8
- Date: Oct. 29 – Nov. 2, 2018 (This activity can be completed at any time, although “Top Sleuth” challenge closes Friday Nov. 2nd, 2018.)
- ANSWER: Email your final answer to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Share: Share photographs of your students working on the mystery to Twitter, Facebook, Instragram, using the hashtag #akgtcsa or tagging @akgtcanada or A Kids’ Guide to Canada.
- Hashtag: #akgtcsa
- Students will develop grade-appropriate knowledge of Canada’s physical and political geography.
- Students will develop grade-appropriate map reading skills.
- Students will learn about and celebrate the uniqueness and diversity of communities across Canada.
- Social Studies/Geography (Communities of Canada, Regions of Canada, Map Reading skills)
- Literacy (Reading)
- 21st Competencies/Learning Skills (Critical Thinking, Collaboration, and Problem-Solving Skills)
This week, we’ve selected ONE class from all of the classes who have uploaded artifacts to the Kids’ Guide to Canada interactive map to be our eighth Great Canadian Mystery Challenge Class.
LOCATIONS to CHOOSE FROM
The choices for the mystery class are restricted to only those classes which have uploaded artifacts to the Kids’ Guide to Canada map. Your students’ having access to the Kids’ Guide map is therefore essential in solving this challenge.
Using the 5 clues provided posted each day on our website and on social media, your students’ challenge is to discover the mystery class location without extra teacher assistance!
CLUES are provided at 2 levels of difficulty, and in both English and French. Please choose the type of clue which best suits your students, and give them one clue a day.
SUBMITTING YOUR STUDENTS’ FINAL ANSWER
When your students have come up with their FINAL ANSWER, please email it to email@example.com . Only email submissions will be accepted.
To make the challenge fair between classes in 6 different time zones across Canada, each email entry is date and time stamped according to the date and time it was sent to us. Only the FIRST answer will be accepted from each class, so please do not try to submit multiple guesses on Thursday, hoping to beat the rush!
REWARDS for being TOP SLEUTHS
First and foremost, this is a mapping challenge for the fun of learning.
The FIRST class in each division (Pr–Jr–Int) to submit the correct answer will be given bragging rights for being the TOP AKGTC SLEUTHS for AUTUMN 2018-2019 and a student certificate proclaiming this to be so!
The first 5 classes in each division identifying the location correctly will be listed on our website, and student e-badges for completing the challenge will be sent to you, the teacher.
Tell your students to get their detective skills in gear!
Who is the class and where are they?
Qui est las classe mystère et où sont-ils?
EASY CLUES – LES INDICES FACILE
Day 1 The mystery class for Autumn 2018 is located in a province that borders more than one different province.
Jour 1 La classe mystère d’automne 2018 se trouve dans une province qui partage ses frontières avec plus d’une province.
Day 2 This class is located in a province that has more than 2 million people living in it.
Jour 2 Cette classe est située dans une province qui a plus de deux millions d’habitants.
Day 3 This school is located in one of the prairie provinces.
Jour 3 Cette école se trouve dans une province des Prairies.
Day 4 Jour 4
Day 5 Jour 5
CHALLENGING CLUES – LES INDICES DIFFICILES
Day 1 This school is located east of 120 degrees longitude and north of the 49th parallel (49 degrees latitude). Hint: If you click your mouse anywhere on the map, you can read the longitude and latitude in the bottom left corner!
Jour 1 La classe mystère d’automne 2018 est située à l’est de 120 degrés de longitude et au nord du 49e parallèle (49 degrés de latitude). Astuce: Si tu cliques avec ta souris n’importe où sur la carte, tu trouveras la longitude et la latitude dans le coin inférieur gauche!
Day 2 Students in this school live within a grassland ecosystem.
Jour 2 Les élèves de cette école vivent dans un écosystème formé de pâturages.
Day 3 This province has two NHL teams.
Jour 3 Cette province a deux équipes de la LNH.
Day 4 Jour 4
Day 5 Jour 5
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