Mystery Class Challenge #9
- Grades: K-8
- Date: October 13-17th, 2018 (This activity can be completed at any time, although “Top Sleuth” challenge closes Friday Oct 17th, 2019.)
- ANSWER: Email your final answer to email@example.com
- Share: Share photographs of your students working on the mystery to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, using the hashtag #akgtcsa or tagging @akgtcanada or A Kids’ Guide to Canada.
- 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.
WHERE DO THE STUDENTS LOOK?
The mystery class choices are restricted to only those classes on 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, we challenge your students to discover the mystery class location without extra teacher assistance!
Clues are provided in both English and French. Please choose the appropriate clue and give your students one clue a day. It’s not a problem if you miss a day, as you have until Friday to solve the mystery!
SUBMITTING YOUR STUDENTS’ FINAL ANSWER
When your students have come up with their FINAL ANSWER, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org . Only email submissions will be accepted.
To make the challenge fair between classes in 6 different time zones across Canada, each email entry will be 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 TOP SLEUTHS
First and foremost, this is a mapping challenge for the fun of learning about Canada and maps.
The FIRST class to submit the correct answer will be given bragging rights for being the TOP AKGTC SLEUTHS for January 2020, and we’ll send you a certificate for each student proclaiming this to be true!
- digital devices
- interactive Kids’ Guide to Canada map
- 1 single clue each day emailed to Kids’ Guide participants (see below)
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 This school is located west of the nation’s capital city.
Jour 1 Cette école est située à l’ouest de la capitale nationale.
Day 2 This school is located in the southern half of its province
Jour 2 Cette école est située au sud de la province.
Day 3 This school is located in a prairie province.
Jour 3 Cette école est située dans une des provinces des prairies.
Day 4 This school is located in the provincial capital city.
Jour 4 Students in this school live in the provincial capital city.
Day 5 This city is the home of the RCMP training centre.
Jour 5 Cette ville abrite le centre de formation de la GRC.
CHALLENGING CLUES – L’INDICE PLUS DIFFICILE
Day 1 This school is located over 2000 km away from our nation’s capital.
Jour 1 Cette école est située à plus de 2000 km de la ville capitale de notre pays.
Day 2 This school is located between the latitudes of 49 degrees north and 52 degrees north.
Jour 2 Cette école est située entre les lignes des latitudes 49 degrés nord et 52 degrés nord.
Day 3 Temperatures in this city can fall to -30°C in the winter and rise to +30° C in the summer.
Jour 3 Les températures dans cette ville peuvent tomber à -30 ° C en hiver et atteindre +30 °C en été.
Day 4 This school was named after an important person.
Jour 4 Cette école a été nommée d’après une personne importante.
Day 5 In 1912, one of Canada’s deadliest tornadoes destroyed much of this city.
Jour 5 En 1912, l’une des tornades les plus meurtrières au Canada a détruit une grande partie de cette ville.