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Forensic Anthropology and Science of Solving Crimes 1. What role does a forensic anthropologist play in the science of solving crimes? 2. What methods do writers of informative text use to convey complex ideas and information?
Access Prior Knowledge: • What do you know about the science of solving crimes? • What words and phrases are used by those in the business of solving crimes?
Text 1 - “What is Forensic Anthropology? ” • What are the central ideas of this text? • How do you know? 1. Make a numbered list in notebook of the central ideas of the text. 2. Underline and number the passage that shows each central idea.
• 3 Column Chart – Main Ideas, Example with line numbers, and explanation of how the line relates to the main idea Main Idea Do not use a question as a main idea! Line # Explanation 5
What are 4 examples in the text where the author is trying to teach the reader? What methods does the author use and how does he use them? 3 column chart: Example in text Copy the Sentence! Author’s method Explain how the method teaches Direct quotes, dashes, ellipses, topic sentences, transitions, examples, figurative language, concrete details, definitions, lists, comparisons, analogies, categories, word choice, tone, point of view, technical (or not) terms, subtitles/headings,
Article 1 Final Task: In 2 paragraphs, explain the forensic anthropologist's role in solving crime. Be sure to use similar writing methods to the author’s and forensic anthropology crime solving vocabulary in your explanation.
Article 2 - Dead Men Talking 1. Read and determine main ideas for the text. 20 for the text. 2. Make a list in notebook of 4 -5 central ideas for the entire article. Use your main ideas the come up with the 4 -5. 3. Share your list with a classmate and come up with 1 central idea for the entire article.
Article 2 – Dead Men Talking 1. Write your 1 central idea on top of a 3 column chart. 2. Find supporting ideas for the central idea, paraphrase them, then explain them. Find and explain 4 supporting ideas. Line # Central Idea Paraphrase supporting idea Explain connection to Central Idea
Forensic Anthropologists work with corpses. • Lines 10 -12 Bass keeps cardboard boxes filled with skeletons as examples of different kinds of death FA’s work with older skeletons and corpses to attempt to identify causes and times of death to help the police solve crimes
Article 2 – Dead Men Talking • Discuss the literal and figurative meaning of the term “body farm” as it relates to Dr. Bass’s laboratory. • 2 paragraphs
Task – What methods does the author use to give the reader information? Method How does he use the method? (line #) Word choice (line 10) “That’s critical to police because sometimes…” The author could have used the more common word “important”, but the word critical intensifies the importance. Critical is like the word important multiplied by 2 or 3. Direct quotes, dashes, ellipses, topic sentences, transitions, examples, figurative language, concrete details, definitions, lists, comparisons, analogies, categories, word choice, tone, point of view.
Task – Find 2 methods used in both articles and explain how they are used. Method 1. (Article 1) How it is used in both articles to give information? 1. (Article 2) 1. 2. (Article 1) 2. (Article 2) 2. Dire sen ct quo t lan ences tes, da g , com uage, trans shes, e i c cho pariso oncre tions, llipses ice, te d exam , to ns, p a e ton e, p nalogi tails, ples, f ic d e i oin t of s, cate efiniti gurati view gor ons, ve ies, l wo ists, rd 2 paragraphs – What did you learn about forensic anthropology from article 2?
Text 3 - Identifying the Victim Section Central Idea Intro FA’s can use even the smallest remains to identify victims Paraphrase supporting ideas LL’s remains fit in a tablespoon Dorsey was able to identify the bones and their age 2 -3 Explain link to CI Even though there were almost no remains, the FA was able to closely enough identify them to the woman to convict the husband
Text 3 - Identifying the Victim • 2 paragraph writing: • What aspects of identifying a biological profile does Libal see as most exact? • Which does Libal see as least exact? • What makes you say this?
Text 3 – Identifying the Victim What methods does the author use to write the article and how effective are they? Method How author uses it Explain its effectiveness Dire top ct quo ic s t ent es, da exa enc mp s con les, hes, e tran c f l lips r i g e u com te d s r e a i t s t i , o e i p v t n a e ails s wo r l i a s ngu , , de rd c ons , an age fini hoi tion alo , ce, g ton s, li i e s , ca e, p sts, teg oin orie t of view s,
What steps would a forensic anthropologist take to make the following identification? Tell the step and what it would help determine. 5 steps min. Unidentified Leg 21 year old African American woman
Article 4 – Giving Faces to the Lost Central Idea There are possible problems with identifying remains Ideas that support C. I. Most difficult cases are unidentified remains A person might not be reported missing Explanation FA need information to identify remains so they investigate and use resources to identify people.
Final Assessment • You are a forensic anthropologist. You are taking a walk with your dog and he pulls a bone out of the ground. It turns out it is remains of a human body. You must identify the body. What steps will you take and with whom will you consult? • Explain at least 3 steps you will take and explain the reasons and in what order • Explain who you will consult and your reasons for consulting them • Use text evidence from at least 2 of the texts • • Write for an audience knowledgeable about forensic anthropology 1 -2 pages Use transitions and vocabulary an FA would use You must complete a planning page before writing (graded)
Planning sheet prep: • From text 3: • Age ______ Evidence and lines: • ________________________________ • Race _________ Evidence and lines: • ________________________________ • Gender ___________ Evidence and lines: • ________________________________
Plan Page peer edit/academic convos: 1. Explain how you find the remains to your partner and what your plan is. 2. Explain your step to identify age/race/gender. 3. Explain what you concluded and why. 4. Explain your consultations and why you chose that person.
Reminders: • 2 sources and list the author name (Libal 3 and Libal 4) • Do not just say you consulted someone. What did they see that confirmed your conclusion. • Must consult 2 people (recommend Odontologist in body paragraph 1 and forensic artist in body paragraph 3) • Give as much evidence as you can to justify your findings • Can mention going to missing persons databases in conclusion • Explain everything – what made you come to the conclusion you did? • Use FA vocabulary and DO NOT use slang words (guy, gonna, etc. ) • You do not need to give the remains an actual name • The remains do not have to be a victim of murder • Use consistent verb tense – past or present do not mix the 2. • I looked, examined, found, etc. • I see, find, notice, etc. OR