Objectives for Lesson Four
1. To use the computer ROM Encyclopedia and access web-sites on the Internet to locate information about English law and customs.
2. To use e-mail via Internet for communication with other students to learn about England.
3. To use the Writing Processor to draft and compete assignments and projects.
4. To use distance learning via live TV and computer (for example, to watch a trial.)
Assignment: Write a profile for the character you are going to play.
The trial will be a role playing exercise. The students will take on the parts of various characters from the story, including Miss Marple and Miss Carruthers. Of course the story gives limited background information on most of the characters. Yet in order for the student to get a true hold on the character he or she is to play they should know all of the character’s background such as where and when the character was born, family background, education, and what he or she does for a living. Whenever possible this information should be drawn from the story. In most cases, however, the student will have to use imagination to fill in the gaps in the character’s background. Still, the information made up should be plausible. The students will use books, magazines, the CD ROM encyclopedia, and the Internet to find names of cities and towns in England, the names of English schools, English customs and everyday life, and the workings of the English justice system, as well as the history of Miss Marple.