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Savvy Searcher - Case Study

Work to unravel a mystery. Read about ”A Fateful Day in 1925.” Write a case study. Reason from Evidence: Learn how to construct a family history from the research documents.

The coordinators have compiled a group of records to start us off. In a peer study group, students discuss methods and techniques of logical analyses, presentation of proofs, and case summaries. Students will look at the facts, construct their research question, and then plan and choose from the downloaded records evidence needed to discover what happened on a fateful day in 1925.

Emphasis is on using original records, taking clues from each record and reasoning from the evidence. Students will write a final summary from their chosen data.

Format: Our study groups are peer-oriented and are led by a coordinator. They are set in a private discussion forum. This online forum is open 24/7, has no scheduled times as our students are international, enabling everyone to read/view/post at leisure. There are Sunday discussions via Zoom.

Requirements: Students should feel comfortable with computers and have 8-10 hours per week to read the assignment, research online and interact in the discussions and/or by online postings.

Tuition for this course is $150. Registration will open two weeks before class begins. Class size is limited, and enrollment will close when course is full.

If you have any questions, please email the instructor: For questions, please email

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