Always a fun activity for students, this culminating activity simulates the analysis of an archaeological dig on an island thought to possibly be Atlantis.
Students may work in groups or independently as they write an essay using deductive inferences. Essays are then shared in a “read-around” activity. (See our free teaching guide to read-arounds!) This lesson packet provides additional resources that may be used as extensions of this lesson.
Atlantis typically takes most classes two full periods to complete in addition to a homework assignment. It may take three to three and a half class periods if the writing is done completely in class. Please consider adding a good introductory lesson to making deductive inferences by using our “The Flowers of Guatemala” lesson.