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Introduction to Forensics -Complete 10-Week Unit (Distance Learning Compatible)

Grade Levels
8th - 12th, Homeschool
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200 pages
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Save time and valuable energy with this HUGE bundle of Introduction to Forensics resources. This resource is just what you need to teach an engaging and student-led Forensics course to your high school or middle school students. This no-prep resource is complete with everything that you'll need to teach a 10 week Introduction to Forensics unit, whether it's in the classroom or online! Because it's all-inclusive, this resource is especially useful to teachers that are just starting a Forensics course.

Need a digital option? No problem! This resource comes in both print and digital versions, making it perfect for distance learning, flipped classrooms, online courses, homeschool cohorts and traditional classrooms.

With over 10 years of experience teaching a popular Forensics class in my school, I have created (from scratch) a curriculum that has proven to be extremely engaging for my students. I have worked with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to ensure that the content in my lessons are accurate and up to date with the latest technological advancements. Why re-invent the wheel? The work has been done for you! Check out what's included in this valuable bundle:

Content Covered:

►Classroom Rules and Procedures

►Lab Safety

►Lab Equipment

►Microscope Parts and Function

►Observation Skills

►Deductive Reasoning

►Eye Witness Testimony

►The Innocence Project

►Investigative Processes (Steps of Crime Scene Investigation)

►Types of Evidence

►Searching the Crime Scene

►Photographing the Crime Scene

►Evidence Collection (Chain of Custody)

►From the Crime Scene to the Court Room

►The History of Forensics

What's Included:

►Each topic listed above includes EDITABLE PowerPoint Lessons

►Curriculum Map for the Unit

►Suggested Lesson Plans for each Lesson

►FITB notes or Doodle Notes for each lesson

►Review and reinforcement worksheets (with answer keys)

►Real Life Forensics: Case Studies

►Digging Deeper: extension close reads

►Maze worksheet reviews

►Fun Review Games: Classroom Escape and Jenga Review

►Lesson Assessments (with answer key)

►Mock Crime Scenes

►Lab Investigations

►Activities for each Lesson:

Microscope Lab Investigation: The Case of the Missing Quiz

The Case of Hester Higginbotham: Chain of Custody and Evidence Collection

Innocence Project Research Activity

Photographing the Crime Scene Lesson Plan and Activity [FORENSICS]

Steps of Crime Scene Investigation [FORENSICS]

Investigative Processes Classroom Escape Activity

►History of Forensics WebQuest

►Unit Review Resources

►Unit Exam (editable) with answer key

BONUS: Forensics Case Study Project: Making a Murderer (Steven Avery)

BONUS: Helpful Resources (a collection of "getting started" materials for Forensics teachers)

BONUS: Bellringer/START questions for the entire unit (w/ answer key)

NEW UPDATE: Digital Version (Distance Learning Compatible)

NEW UPDATE: Recorded lessons that can be assigned on digital platforms

What types of files are included:

When you download this product you will receive a zip file with 21 folders of files. All of the PowerPoint/Google Slides Lessons are editable and you may customize them to fit your classroom needs. Most of the assessments are also editable. Many of the activities and documents in this product are secured PDF’s, meaning you can print them but not copy or edit the text. This is to protect the copyright and intellectual property of my own work, plus the work of many dedicated clip artists that are included in this product. If you have questions about this, please don’t hesitate to email me with them!

You will also receive a link to a Google Drive that includes a DIGITAL version of the resources. This unit integrates perfectly with Google Classroom and other digital platforms that can use Google Slides, Forms, and Docs.

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Total Pages
200 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 months
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