If the statistics module in the back room of this blog is accurate, there is a lot of interest, and therefore demand, for materials related to the Crime and Puzzlement series.
So, here is a complete lesson plan on The Van Bliven Necklace. I use short exercises to get students settled after a class change; for this lesson I chose this Cultural Literacy worksheet on persona non grata. Students and teacher will need this this scan of the picture from the book (the evidence) and the questions that drive the “investigation.” Finally, here is the answer key to solve the case.
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.