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There's been a murder!

This exciting, engaging investigation activity allows students to control the direction of their own learning, through speaking, listening, discussing, and reasoning. I initially created these resources to provide something interesting for the students to engage with for their Functional Skills Speaking and Listening discussions, but it has since been used across Citizenship and PSHE departments, as well as by form groups, as a catalyst for social and moral discussions.

Students play detectives aiming to solve the case of a death of an old lady. Using a range of evidence, from video clips, to interviews with key suspects, to positioning events on maps, students work in teams to try and solve the case. They must use skills of communication, to decide which leads to prioritise, and which evidence to discount. They also need to use their skills of literacy, to read and understand key evidence, and skills of numeracy to ensure that they keep their case within budget!

Included in this resource pack are:
- Full PowerPoint lesson talking students through the case;
- A range of 'Exhibits' - evidence that the students use to build a case, including video clips;
- A map of the local area, to help visualise the events leading up to the death;
- Budgetting and recording sheets to track their progress;
- A prime supsects list;
- Clue cards containing interviews with prime supsects;
- Full teacher guidance.

Considering the time and effort that it took to create these resources, I think that they offer exceptional value. Whenever I have used this activity before, it has taken at least 2-3 lessons, including the introduction, investigation, conclusions, and evaluation. I orignally have used this with lower ability Year 8,9, and 10 groups, but colleagues have adapted it easily for students of all key stages.

All images have been cited at the end of the PowerPoint presentation and are licensed for commercial use.

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Included in this bundle are hours of fun, interactive, and productive activities that have been tried and tested with hundreds of happy children. Not only are the activities engaging, they also enable young people to develop their key skills in areas as varied as: Literacy, Numeracy, Science, Art and Design, PSHE, and Speaking and Listening. Included within the bundle are the following popular resources: \- Murder Mystery Investigation: Students use exhibits, maps, evidence, and budgeting skills in order to solve a murder mystery case; \- Fantasy Football Club Group Project: Students design and resource their own football team from scratch, using a limited budget and selection of classic and modern footballers; \- Stating Your Case for the World's Greatest Sportsperson - Students use their researching, persuasive writing, and speaking and listening skills to argue the case for the best sportsperson of all time; \- Space Mission: Find Us A New Earth! - Students are given an imaginative scenario and real-life information about the current most hospitable exo-planets, and must use their scientific and literacy skills to build a case for the next planet humans should inhabit; \- Crazy Animal Limericks Anthology - Loads of fun animal limericks for students to read, and comprehension/ creative tasks for them to complete. All that you have to do is print and go, everything that you need for these resources (including teacher guidance) is provided. All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slides of the presentations.

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kathrynallen29

2 years ago
4

The resources etc look amazing, but I think there should be a warning before you buy this that the answer is that she killed herself - I cannot use this in the classroom with the year group I was intending to, as it will hit too close to home for them.

julianneblackaby

4 years ago
4

nelsonjulianne

4 years ago
5

Students absolutely loved it!! Excellent resource!!

MissCResources

4 years ago
5

rosienw

5 years ago
5

I used this with 15-17 year olds on a summer camp project and they absolutely loved it! A lot of fun and kept them occupied and stimulated for a good couple of hours. Great value for money and will hopefully have an opportunity to use this in school next year.<br /> <br /> <br /> Thanks for sharing your hard work!<br />

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