This set comes with the materials to create a hands on murder mystery. The packet includes letters, photos, quotes, and facts that are all historically accurate. It also includes an autopsy report (fake, but it is accurate about Poe's height, weight, etc.)
Using the materials included, students will be put into groups and work as a 'CSI' team to gather evidence and ultimately make a claim on who they believe was the true killer of Edgar Allan Poe.
After students have made their claim, their group will use the evidence, a graphic organizer, and large sheets of paper to plan out their argument as to why they are correct. After the argument has been planned out, students will write an argumentative essay and present their findings.