This five-day unit plan revolves around the documentary "Making a Murderer" . This unit focuses on persuasive writing skills. They consider their opinions about the criminal justice system, watch the documentary and fill out an evidence log, where students draw inferences from the evidence provided. The end result of this unit is a persuasive essay, where students argue whether or not they believe the defendant is guilty or innocent.
This unit involves a pretest, worksheets and lesson plans.