ABSTRACT

A crime scene simulation gives students the opportunity to practice the skills they have been studying up to this point. The Case of the Blazing Books was written for and used in a middle school with approximately 75 faculty and staff members. The motives are: Introduce the motives with your students prior to beginning the simulation. Duplicate the following materials and give them to the appropriate people: For each witness For each suspect and the guilty person Prior to setting up the crime scene, gather evidence from all identified suspects. Review the police procedure as given on page 8 before viewing the crime scene. Use any remaining class time to generate ideas of who may have committed the crime, imagine possible motives, and develop a plan of action for proceeding with the investigation. Students will have to analyze the statements of the witnesses, establish a motive, and build a strong case to prove the person guilty.