Crime Time

29 Sep

For our genre study, my Year 10 class and I are going to delve into the murky world of Crime Fiction.

As part of this unit, I want students to understand how Crime Fiction has evolved over time.  As such, I plan to show them select episodes from, or trailers/ads for, a range of crime shows and have students track key elements of the genre in each.   At the moment, I am thinking I might show them episodes from, or trailers/ads for: Magnum P.I (early 1980’s), 21 Jump Street (late 1980’s),  Law & Order (1990’s), Bones (2005-ish), Numbers (2005-ish), and  Breaking Bad (2008-ish).

I am still in the market for some pre-1980 texts, so if you have any ideas, please post in the comments.

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