Let us practice our investigative skills and look at a recent historical event, a murder.


Look at the "murder scene"
List some of the facts that can be established as primary evidence.
For example, the date on the calendar is a fact.

List as many FACTS as you can:
  1. The date on the calendar is April 26
Now list other evidence that might be useful but are NOT facts.
  1. There were two people involved since there are two glasses on the cabinet.


Write an account of what you think happened according to the evidence you have.


Consider the witness statement of the neighbour and some of the other detail of the case. Now refine your account based on this new evidence.