Can You Unearth the Dead Secret?

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As a game, Dead Secret is a first-person horror mystery taking place within rural Kansas, in 1965. Throughout the lesson guide, students will investigate, analyze, and write about the murder of Harris Bullard, while trying to decide on the likely culprit.

 

Note: While I teach this to my ELA 8th grade, I have listed it for high school age students. There are allusions to violence (nothing graphic), and brief adult language within some journal entries. I'd correlate it along the lines of a PG-13 movie.

 

The activities are inspired by the game, Dead Secret, by Robot Invader. Throughout their journey, students will also get many opportunities to improve their analytical and evidence based writing skills.

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Full Guide
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