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The Merge: English and Forensics

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English 2 and Forensics students join to create cross-curricular learning.

English 2 and Forensics students join to create cross-curricular learning.

Holland McClary

Holland McClary

English 2 and Forensics students join to create cross-curricular learning.

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Forensics and English classes merged together to make learning more interesting and interactive for students. Thats a first for these classes, but it won’t be the last.

The forensics teacher Ms. Causey states, “Forensics is the study of how science is used in crime scenes and help solve crimes, it includes science that can be used in the court to help or convict people.”

Causey was given forensics as one of her classes when she was first hired at SHS. She says she was excited to have the class because “we have a lot of students who are interested in law enforcement or going into forensics after high school.”
Yaniece Little, sophomore, states that “forensics merging with English classes is a really interesting experience, because the crime scenes feel real, but the only difficult part is trying to find the murderer.”

Forensics is the study of how science is used in crime scenes and help solve crimes, it includes science that can be used in the court to help or convict people.”

— Ms. Causey

English teacher Mrs. Somerville explains how “the merge helps students with their cross curricular education because in the real world nothing is ever isolated, just like if you’re an engineer you still need to be able to write well. It’s good for the students to see that some of the skills they are learning can be used in the real world.”

Somerville says that only two teachers participated in the cross encounter because “it’s really hard to get that many students interested and there wasn’t that much window space to get every science and english teacher involved.”

“Forensics is interesting to me; it can help me with my career on journalist with breaking down information and putting it together” explains sophomore Patrick Baird. Baird enjoys how students are able to learn in a way other than reading.

The EnglishForensics crossover proved to be a success. Students enjoyed the new way of learning and break from normal classroom activities, while teachers were happy with the experience they were able to give students and the operation’s success. Students can expect to see more classroom-crossovers in the future!

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