Day 1

In Cold Blood Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Whodunit?, Part 1

    Kind of Activity:



    To visualize the narrative of a crime the way Truman Capote does

    Common Core Standards:



    Discuss what you know thus far of the crime in In Cold Blood. The crime is currently a mystery to the town, but Capote seems to be indicating that it will be solved. How does he foreshadow this? How do you think he researched the story?

    After this discussion, each student should choose an unsolved crime from history and research it. (You can assign particular crimes or offer a list for students to select from, as this may keep them to crimes that have sufficient...

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