The Secret in the Cellar is an amazing way to excite students about the history of Colonial life in America and the science behind archeology. This site takes students on a journey of discovery and critical thinking. Throughout the web comic, students will find links to additional articles about the actual forensic case and the display at the Smithsonian Museum.
There are so many ways to integrate this fabulous resource. You could use it in a computer lab where each student can explore at their own pace or maybe in a classroom center. It would even work as an ongoing activity that the teacher could come back to before or after a daily lesson during the unit on Colonial America like a cliff hanger! How cool would it be to encourage students to keep a record of their inferences about how the boy died as you touch base on the story..