Murder Mystery Drama Lesson

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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!

You will also need:

Murder Mystery Character Cards
Murder Mystery Weapon Cards
Murder Mystery Location Cards
Murder Mystery Motive Cards

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