Atlantis, a lost civilization?

In about 360 B.C. the Greek philosopher Plato wrote about the city of Atlantis and its destruction. People thought it was just a nice story until the 1800s, when a scholar announced that the city might actually have existed. People have been trying to find it ever since. Was Atlantis real or not?

The Bermuda Triangle

In the Atlantic Ocean, bounded by the island of Bermuda; Miami, Florida; and San Juan, Puerto Rico, is an area where planes and ships have been known to disappear without warning. The U. S. military insists it's all coincidence. But what do YOU think?

Bigfoot, a.k.a. Sasquatch

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For more than 400 years people have reported finding footprints of an astonishingly large human in the western United States and throughout the world. Real or hoax? You decide.

Crop Circles

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Long before Mel Gibson made the movie Signs, people have tried to make sense of crop circles. People have confessed to making some as practical jokes. But evidence left at others suggests there may be something else at work.

Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart captured the American imagination as a daring pilot at a time when most women were not allowed to work outside the home. On July 2, 1937, she disappeared over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to fly around the world. Her plane was never found. What happened to her?

Easter Island

In the middle of the Pacific Ocean sits a collection of huge stone carvings. The Easter Island Moai have been the subject of speculation for centuries. How did the native people move and carve all that stone? And why?

Jack the Ripper

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In 1888 someone literally got away with murder in London. Some women were found murdered in a very gruesome way. The serial killer was never caught. People still speculate on who he might have been. Who do YOU think he was?

The Loch Ness Monster

Loch Ness, a lake in northern Scotland, is home to ... well, something. Known affectionately as "Nessie" by the locals, the Loch Ness monster has spawned many sightings and stories. Just what is it?

The Mary Celeste

In 1874 the Mary Celeste set sail from New York bound for Italy. It had a captain, his family, a crew, and a cargo. They were never seen again. The ship was found adrift, and there were no signs of foul play. What happened?

Nazca Lines

In Peru the Nazca Indians left geoglyphs: mysterious lines, spirals, animal figures carved into the desert. How did they do it? And why?

Roswell, New Mexico

It's 1947, and outside Roswell, New Mexico, something falls from the sky. Witnesses report finding some kind of craft and four bodies. Then the military arrives, and no one is quite sure what happens after that. What do you think?


On England's Salisbury Plain stands a ring of monoliths, one of many around the world. How did the ancient people move those massive stones such a distance? And why?

An Unsolved Mystery Since 1959: The Dyatlov Pass Incident

In 1959, nine people were discovered dead in the Ural Mountains. There were no signs of foul play, and investigators were baffled as to what had happened there. Half the party had bizarre internal injuries that defied science to explain. Over 50 years have passed since the mysterious incident..... what could have led to this bizarre event
And why?
Additional History Mystery Labs
Students will use the following link Unsolved Mysteries Unsolved Link
Student will download "Unsolved Mystery Template"

Students will create a 5 Google Doc Slide show with a title slide (with picture), a summary slide with the 5 Ws, a facts slide (5 facts and a picture), a fiction slide (5 fictions and a picture), and a conclusion slide (5-7 sentences).

Great Mysteries Of The World - Unsolved... by mastibite