I created this simulation to give my middle school students the opportunity to experience the Jack the Ripper phenomena. This simulation does not focus so much on the gory nature of the crime. Instead, the students become the detectives of the Whitechapel district of the London Metropolitan police. It becomes a race to catch Jack. The students get to make decisions and experience the consequences of their decisions as well. The whole class is involved and they are soon very engaged in the investigation. Here is what is included in this simulation:
A Lesson Plan/Procedure to help you organize and run the simulation
A Teacher Part for when you act as the Chief Inspector of District H - Whitechapel
Situation Reports for you to read each round
All the materials for Round #1 - "It Begins"
All the materials for Round #2 - "It Escalates"
All the materials for Round #3 - "The Double Event"
All the materials for Round #4 - "The Murders End?"
A Power Point to help introduce and ask important questions to debrief at the end
Maps of the Whitechapel district
I designed the simulation to be completed in a one hour classroom setting. However, you can easily adapt this to whatever time frame or classroom setting you have. I hope you enjoy running the simulation. Please let me know what you think!
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