Episode 3: The Case of the Plagiarized Paper
Dave, a fellow 8th grade classmate needs help from the Club. Someone in Mr. Bs class plagiarized their own paper and since Mr. B has a bell curve it affects everyone. Daves grade is lowered and his parents are sending him to Boarding School! Adinas Deck takes the case in order to help Dave get the grade he deserves. In this who-done-it, there are four main suspects, and the club needs to investigate each of their alibis to catch the cheater and save Dave. After a difficult case, the club learns about the true nature of plagiarism- and that doing things right the first time just might be a trustworthy solution.
This episode is appropriate for all ages 7+.
Suggested classroom use (4th-10th grade): writing, literature, history, technology/computer teachers, character education, leadership classes. Additional use: school-wide assemblies, school broadcasts, district streaming, counselor sessions, “back to school” programs on cheating/plagiarism, college prep, in preperation for assigning a major writing assignment, University level teacher training, intervention programs.