Kidnappings – The Lindbergh Baby
Students gather evidence of what transpired the night Lindbergh’s baby was kidnapped.
*Lesson objective written with this downloadable guide -> Writing Learning Objectives Guide
One-on-One Murder, Modus-Operandi, signature, characteristics
Online Resources for Today:
1.What are three things you know about Charles Lindbergh?
Task #1 (Some Background)
First let’s get a little background on who John Lindbergh is.
Supplementary Video -> Charles Lindbergh and the Spirit of St Louis
Task #2 (Cornell Notes)
Today we begin a new unit. We are going to examining kidnappings and the men and women behind these events. We are starting with one of the most famous in American history. The Lindbergh baby kidnapping. For our first day looking at this case we are going to set up a Cornell Note Sheet. Title your paper “The Lindbergh Kidnapping”. The essential question is “Who Killed the Lindbergh Baby?” Once we have done that we are going to examine this case. We are going to take a new approach though. We are going to use 2017 behavioral analysis skills that we have learned in this course to examine this case and see if the right person received the Death Penalty. Lastly, realize that the $50,000 ransom amount translates to about $620,000 + in 2017 dollars.
Task #3 (Debrief Questions)
1.Who was Charles Lindbergh?
2.What are three things you learned about Charles Lindbergh?
3.Who was the man convicted of killing the Lindbergh baby? What are three pieces of evidence that prove he did it?
4.Do you believe he acted alone why or why not? What evidence did you gather to support your belief?
5.What did the Lindbergh Law do in the United States?