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Boldest Hoax, The
Have students research the time line of humans. Ask some students to research where Piltdown man was supposed to fit in...

Building on Ground Zero
Make a list on the board of your school's safety features. Have students create a data sheet for each floor (or wing) of your building...

Crash of Flight 111
Have students locate New York, Halifax, and Geneva on a map...

Deadliest Plane Crash, The
Have students use a world map to locate the origination and destination points in the program: Los Angeles, California, and Amsterdam, Netherlands (origination), and Las Palmas, Canary Islands (destination)...

Great Inca Rebellion, The
Make a time line of Inca civilization on the board. Have students research and plot when Inca civilization began, when it peaked, and when it fell...

Kidnapped by UFOs?
Have students draw images of space creatures that they may have seen in books, on television, or in movies...

Last Flight of Bomber 31
Have students use a globe or world map to locate the following places featured in this program...

Lost on Everest
As they watch, have students keep track of what equipment both early and modern climbers used during their ascent of Mt. Everest...

Mummy Who Would Be King, The
Rameses I ruled during the New Kingdom period (1550-1070 B.C.), a time of tremendous growth for the Egyptian empire...

Perfect Corpse, The
Have students share what they know about bogs from firsthand experiences or depictions on TV or in the movies. What do they think bogs are like?...

Secrets of the Psychics
Announce to the class that scientists have found a human fossil that dates back to the age of the dinosaurs. Ask students how they would go about verifying this discovery...

Vanished!
Have students locate Buenos Aires and Santiago on a map of South America and trace Stardust's route between them over the Andes range. How high is the range in that area?...

Viking Deception, The
Ask students what they know about the Vikings and their colonization of other areas...

Wanted -- Butch and Sundance
Assign different students to "expert" groups. Each group should be given one of the following question sets as a focus for watching the program...

Who Killed the Red Baron?
Have students look at a map of Europe. Ask them to locate the northeastern section of France...

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