In this episode, Koenig examines multiple pieces of evidence that were/ could be used against Adnan. However, she also gives the alternative “spin” on the evidence. Students are to consider if each idea supports the State’s case, or is an unimportant detail. Which pieces of evidence (if any) best support Adnan’s motive according to the State?
This exercise helps students understand "spin" in the media and in law. It also develops students' understanding of credible/reliable sources.
Some evidence (Hae's diary entries) are included verbatim so students have an opportunity for a closer examination of the evidence and a deeper understanding of Hae and Adnan's relationship. These details also help students engage with the story.