7 pages. Ages ten and up. Step by step lesson with that results in an improvised game of whodunit!
Students will LOVE this murder-themed drama activity. In small groups, students are assigned the roles of: victim; murderer; suspects; and detective. They are also given specific locations, weapons, and a motive for the murder. Students will create an original short play based on the roles and information they are given.
Warning! This activity is addictive!
- Very detailed instructions for facilitating the lesson
- Several suggestions for variations of the activity
- Printable handout for the group
- Tips for creating believable scenes
This lesson can be a perfect project to work on near Halloween or during the winter months. Students can also create short films based on their plays, or put on a murder mystery theatre performance for the school or community!
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