The computer makes up a mystery operation and you have to figure out what it is. Keep entering pairs of numbers for the computer to calculate and try to find the pattern in the answers the computer gives until you think you know what's going on.
Students have written one-paragraph self-descriptions to send to other citizens of the new state they are creating. Read one of the paragraphs and work backwards through a series of prompts to determine the paragraph's audience, purpose, genre and theme.
Read three newspaper articles, one at a time, about events of historical significance. Identify the region and era particular to each newspaper article, and answer additional questions about the topic covered.