This project is designed to help guide students through an independent research project to learn about 72 explorers, inventors, statesmen, missionaries, architects, aviators, authors, astronomers, scientists, world leaders, historians, doctors, and engineers. These individuals are broken into sets of four to make research practical. Students can use the questions and activities as a guide to research each individual in a set and then answer the questions.
This unit can also be used as a tool to help students practice and sharpen research and notetaking skills. Have students record where they find the answers to each question as they would if they were doing research for a paper or presentation. You can also use this record of sources to help them dig deeper into the topics that interest them.
There are bonus questions at the end to encourage further reflection and study. Answer keys to puzzles are included. 99 pages total. Ages 11-18.