The CNN “The Seventies” number four in this mini-series that covers cult killings like the Manson Family murders and serial killers such as The Zodiac, The Hillside Strangler, John Wayne Gacy and the Son of Sam.
All of this sounds very strange, but these situations all revolve around the subtext of gun control and the death penalty. These are great opportunities for class discussion over these current issues.
CNN does a great job of explaining the story with interviews with former journalists who reported the breaking story, eyewitnesses and police officers who played key roles in these strange and tragic events.
This video guide includes the following:
• 27 fill-in the blank and short answer questions.
• 5 after viewing student discussion questions.