1. We started with setting up a crime scene using crime scene tape, a half-empty bag of snacks, scissors covered in orange dust and my co-teacher with orange dusted fingertips.
2. We discussed how detectives use tools to find evidence, and then distributed “TSI” (Text Scene Investigation) tools.
Students were highly engaged and even made unprompted requests for the tools the very next day!
If you would like to try something like this, you can download the lesson plan and the TSI tool here.