This student casebook is designed to be a set of worksheets your students can use during their listening experience of any popular true crime podcast series of your choice. The no-prep, printable pages provided are designed to work as a whole while students “investigate” along with the podcast’s narrator; however, you could just pull out a few at a time. Plus, this casebook also comes in e-worksheet format, which means it's ready-to-complete in Google! They'll be ready in just a moment's notice for you to conduct an amazingly in-depth lesson of your preferred true crime series podcast such as Serial or Up and Vanished!
Student Experience: Students will have the opportunity to collect evidence, interview/question suspects, chart the timeline, and make their own hypothesis of the outcome. Podcasts provide a unique way to build critical thinking skills while adhering to state standards, and the fact that these worksheets are designed specifically for the popular true-crime vein of the podcast genre means that you can choose any one you want, and with no prep for you, you and your students can join the movement quickly and easily – without sacrificing any amount of critical thinking, problem solving, or fun!
Use them in English class, criminal justice, technology, journalism, history, etc. Your students will love that they are beautifully designed and allow them to be part of the story. You will love that your students are engaged successfully in discussing this new genre of texts. Your admin will love that students are thinking critically and meeting standards.
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