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Serial Podcast Season One Unit Plan, Activities, and Literary Nonfiction Study
Serial Podcast Season One by Sarah Koenig is a fantastic way to teach literary nonfiction, rhetoric, and bias using real-world examples. This podcast is so engaging that even your most reluctant students will be enthralled with the true crime content! This Serial unit plan will provide you with lite

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Insanity Plea -- "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe
This is a fun activity to help students analyze a classic short story and practice using logical evidence and reason in persuasive writing and speech. NOTICE that this "Insanity Plea" activity is included in the Psychotic Short Stories unit, so don't purchase both as you'd be paying twice for the s

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The Trial of SpongeBob SquarePants
The Trial of SpongeBob SquarePants is a fun activity to help students practice using logical evidence and reason (logos) in persuasive writing and speech. The Common Core State Standards for seventh, eighth, and ninth grades mention the word "evidence" nearly twenty times! But one of the things my

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Ancient Rome: Twelve Tables of Roman Law Using Classroom as Courtroom
This is my favorite lesson for teaching about Ancient Rome, and it's the favorite of many other teachers as well. You receive a four-six hour unit plan for studying ancient Roman law through engagement and interaction between the teacher and the class and classmates themselves. More importantly, i

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Mock Trial: Class Preparation
This lesson will provide students with an introductory framework from which to understand the judiciary process. Students will delve into the fundamental aspects of a courtroom such as: the basic structure and lay-out of a courtroom, the function of different roles (judge, jury, defense, prosecutor)

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Grammar Court: Episode 1. A fun Grammar activity & game about homophones & more!
Grammar Court is an interactive activity that will add excitement and interest to any English class session. You'll select 5 students in your class as the "suspects" in a pretend crime - in this case, a stolen mandolin! The rest of the class becomes the "court" - needling the suspects with question

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Sharecropping during Reconstruction: Was life fair or unfair for the freedmen?
Sharecropping during Reconstruction: Was life fair or unfair for the freedmen? This lesson is included as part of the American Reconstruction Unit Plan, located here: American Reconstruction Unit Plan! Buy the Bundle and save a Bundle! ---------------------------- In this very engaging and Comm

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Questioned Documents, Handwriting Analysis, Forgery, &Counterfeiting PowerPoint
The Forensic Science Questioned Document (Handwriting Analysis, Forgery, and Counterfeit) PowerPoint Presentation includes two versions of PowerPoint slides, in both .ppt and .pdf format and covers the following topics:• Document analysis• Questioned document vs. exemplar• 12 major characteristics o

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Teachers Toolbox for Mock Trials
This toolbox gives you all the tools and handouts you need to run a great mock trial in your classroom! The tools are all classroom-tested and can be tailored to your needs. 12-19-13 I added 3 more great resources to this popular product based on teacher requests. Enjoy!Toolbox for Teaching with Moc

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Forensic Science Other Evidence PowerPoint Presentation
Your purchase includes 45 PowerPoint slides, in both .pptx and .pdf format. The Other Evidence PowerPoint Presentation covers the following topics: • Tool Marks • Tool Mark Evidence • Tool Mark Database • Impression Evidence • Shoe Impressions • Tire Impressions • Dental Impressions • Glass Evidenc

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History Crime Scene Investigation: Abraham Lincoln Assassination CSI
Want a great way for students to engage in a group activity while they examine eyewitness testimony, artifacts, primary sources, and solve a historical mystery? Download The Abraham Lincoln Assassination CSI! This exciting activity can be used to challenge individual students or to encourage colla

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Reader's theater scripts: The Three Bears vs. Goldilocks + 2 more
Need a fun, fast way to make judicial proceedings come alive? Want students to be motivated to do cross curricular writing? Try this set of three scripts based on familiar childhood fairy tales that teach about the judicial system. The Three Bears vs. Goldilocks reader's theater script is written

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HUGE Forensic Science Bundle
Are you looking for forensic science curriculum resources? Welcome to your one stop forensics shop! This growing bundle includes all of my current and future forensic science products at a HUGE discount. Topics include fingerprints, blood, eyewitnesses, working crime scenes, ballistics, DNA finge


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Forensic Science Ballistics Learning Targets and Review Questions
- Your purchase includes 6 pages, in both .doc and .pdf format of learning targets, review questions, and answer keys.- It also includes a PowerPoint slide (.ppt) and printable sign (.pdf) of the Learning Targets to display in your classroom.“The first thing students need to learn is what they're su

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Art Detectives: Mystery of the Stolen Mona Lisa
Follow the clues of the stolen Mona Lisa and see if you can determine who the real culprit was. Students will examine the top suspects in the greatest art theft in history and write about who they think took the painting.This lesson has been carefully researched for historical accuracy. The facts, s

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Forensics - Celebrity Drug Related Death w/key
With the Drug Chapter I use with my Forensics class, I include this handout where students research the manner in which various celebrities have died from drug overdoses.

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13th Movie by Ava DuVernay Guided Documentary Questions: All Profit Donated
This 13th documentary movie guide will help students understand Ava DuVernay's Netflix documentary. It contains 54 fill-in-the-blank questions that go along with the film, an answer key, and a writing prompt. Great for Black History Month and teaching about Black Lives Matter. All profit coming from

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The Complete Guide to Forensic Science by Johnny Burks
The entire guide, over 200 pages, is available with resource handouts and answer keys. Everything in one complete file. Right click and extract or unzip. *Please know - this file is a TEXTBOOK*

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Fields of Forensic Science Webquest (Internet / Crime)
FIELDS OF FORENSIC SCIENCE WEBQUESTThis webquest assignment is perfect for a class introduction, homework, emergency plans, early finishers, or extra credit. A simple way to incorporate technology or even let students use their phones.The webquest focuses on specific fields of forensics (toxicology

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Supreme Court & Schools
Supreme Court & Schools - Great for teaching the Judicial Branch!Do Now, Six Scenarios, and followup questions.Sample Scenario: You realize that it has been over ten years since the war in Afghanistan began and you think it is about time the troops come home. You point this out to a few of you

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Criminal and juvenile Justice
19.1 Crime in American Society Criminal and Juvenile Justice Types of Crime I: Crimes Against People Types of Crime II: Crimes Against Property Types of Crime III: White-Collar Crime Types of Crime IV: Victimless Crimes Types of Crime V: Crimes against Government 19.2 The Criminal Justice System Wh

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"Lamb to the Slaughter" Mock Trial Directions
My students read "Lamb to the Slaughter" by Roald Dahl every fall and this mock trial is always a lesson they remember and ask to do over and over. Unfortunately it doesn't fit with every piece of literature. The lesson requires close reading, critical thinking, argument writing, oral communicatio

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Argument Writing Sentence Starters
Students are often times left without knowing how to begin their argument writing. To help guide your students in citing their evidence and elaborating further, provide them with these "They Say, I Say" templates from Graff, Birkenstein, and Durst, 2012. Equipped with these sentence frames, studen

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