Dollhouses of Death
Students to watch an episode of CSI: "Monster in the Box" portraying a miniature crime scene to get them interested in the construction process.
Students to also complete a web quest on the life and dioramas of Frances Glessner Lee, a woman who created many dioramas for the police to use as training tools. http://deathindiorama.com/index.html
2 Direct Instruction
Workin in teams of 4, students will either use a famous crime scene to portray, or make up their own ficticious crime scene. Students will determine which job within the group they will take on, and they will plan their construction.
3 Independent Practice
Students will build their miniature crime scenesusing household items, document the crime scene with photographs and sketches, and will write a newspaper article about the crime.
Students will present their crime scenes to other students and to other people within the school at an open house. Students will also analyze other students' crime scenes to solve the crime from the evidence shown.