Thursday, March 22, 2012

Slip or Trip?

Does the evidence support Queenie's story?
Here is our summary from class this week:

We arrived at the home around 1:30 A.M. We found Arthur laying dead at the bottom of the staircase.  His head was on the floor, and his feet were on the stairs.  He was face-up and holding a glass.  He was dressed in a suit with a robe over it.  The stove was on and food was cooking.  Nothing in the home seemed to be out of place.  Queenie, Arthur's wife filled us in on what she observed.

Queenie said she had an argument with Arthur earlier.  She then went to a party at the club.  She invited her friends over.  She arrived at the house at 1:00 A. M. and her friends arrived 10 minutes later.  She said Arthur was coming down the stairs to get a drink, fell down the stairs and died.

The autopsy indicated Arthur died from a head wound.  It also confirmed he had been drinking.

The evidence shows that Arthur had a glass in his hand, but as a rule, people who fall down the stairs carrying things typically drop them. So it is unlikely Arthur fell down the stairs with the glass in his hand.

Your job...add at least another piece of evidence (evidence, rule, and conclusion) and indicate why you think Queenie is or is not telling the truth...good luck!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Would You Rather...

Would you a sports superstar for 3 seasons and never play again OR be a bench player with a 20 year career?

You will need to justify your opinion with supporting sentences!  I am looking for well formed statements of opinion and supporting sentences that further illustrate your opinion (reasons, details, facts, examples, etc.).