OK, on a rainy morning, here is a lesson plan on Merrill’s Alibi, the fourth “case” in the first volume of the Crime and Puzzlement series of books. I begin this lesson with this Cultural Literacy worksheet on “Parting is such sweet sorrow,” the famous line, of course, from Romeo and Juliet. You’ll need this PDF of the illustration and questions from the book itself so students may can investigate whether or not Merrill’s alibi is credible. Finally, here is a typescript of the answer key to close the case of Merrill’s Alibi.
Recently, I figured out that the Crime and Puzzlement books are all over the Internet as downloadable PDFS. I consider that permission to post more of the lessons I wrote for them (I have 72 in all), so stay tuned; I’ll keep putting these up.
If you find typos in these documents, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.