What exactly is a curiosity case? It is a collection of texts centered around a common theme. The intent is to provide students with the collection of resources that will allow them to integrate information from multiple texts on the same topic. This connects to standards that require students to write or speak about a subject knowledgeably and to compare and contrast key points and details presented in multiple texts on the same topic. (RIT 4.9) While the majority of the resources in these cases are nonfiction texts, the hope is also to find related texts from other genres to allow students to compare. (RIT 3.9) At this time the curiosity case text topics I am building include disasters at sea, museum curators, sources of energy, habitats/astronomy, extreme weather, astrology, Olympics, transportation, Native Americans, wonderful water, and the great state of Ohio.