"37 Who Saw Murder Didn't Call the Police" by Martin Gansberg is an article published in The New York Times in 1964. Gansberg discusses the murder of Kitty Genovese. Her attacker stabbed her 3 times on separate occasions as the neighbors heard the commotion and did nothing.
This lesson includes:
- Police Incident Report which requires close reading to fill out. Comes with answer key.
- RAFT writing/thinking activity. This requires students to consider events from others' point of view. It also includes a Viewpoints lesson, which is extremely engaging. Instructions are included.
- Suggestions for extending this lesson.
Part of this lesson is included in Sub Plans for Middle and High School #3.