Day 3

Gone Girl Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Trial By Media

    Kind of Activity:

    Individual Writing


    Students will be able to analyze the effect of the media on Nick and Amy's actions.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.2


    The police investigation into Nick Dunne – and presumably, his upcoming trial – are massively influenced by the media. Nick invests time, effort and money into appearing sympathetic. In fact, it may well be his biggest concern after Amy's disappearance!

    Students should brainstorm a list of the ways that media representation of a person or story might influence the justice system. For example, media coverage might bias the jurors, law...

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