Walter J. Baird School

Lebanon, TN

Grades 6-8, Science
Partner(s): Melba Carr
Innovation Grant
2005, Spring

About this Grantee

Through “CSI @ WJB,” Mrs. Dye and Ms. Carr cultivate cross-curricular learning and career interests in students with both academic and social needs. With mentoring from local police, newspaper reporters, and attorneys, students research the responsibilities and requirements of various careers. Putting their research into practice, students experience forensic science through hands-on experiments, publish a school newspaper, and investigate constitutional rights and the judicial process. At the end of the project, students simulate a mock crime, investigation, media coverage, and trial. A jury composed of the entire student body renders a verdict on the case.

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