A collection of mysterious cases for students to solveSugerencia de uso
1. Use the beam projector to show the page, the cases are presented here with the description of the case. Feel free to decide what’s best for your class, you can read the information for students to take notes or show the paragraphs directly for students to read.
2. There are 8 challenging cases here. Decide how many you want to do in class and consider the thinking time students need to solve the case.
3. After they have some theories, ask students to share them with the class and then, project the animation to confirm answers.
4. Try case # 1 with the class as an example,
The murder of an aristocrat
George Smith was murdered on Sunday evening. There were 5 other people in his house: Mr. Smith's wife, his personal cook, a butler, a housemaid, and a gardener. They all told Detective Stevens what they were doing that evening:
Mrs. Smith was reading a book near a fireplace.
The cook was making breakfast.
The butler was giving instructions to workers in the living room.
The housemaid was washing the dishes.
The gardener was watering plants in the greenhouse.
Right after all the conversations, the detective arrested the murderer. Who was the killer, and how did Stevens find the criminal? The answer is on the back.
5. Ask students to work in pairs and talk about the cases by setting up the scene, describing it, and explaining how the case was solved.
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