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Chapter 4: The Fourth Lens – Motives 

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Welcome to Chapter 4

In this section, you’ll find resources related to the content in Chapter Four of Developing Digital Detectives by Jennifer LaGarde and Darren Hudgins including:

  • Referenced resources
  • Grade specific mini-lessons
  • Digital Detective’s “Mug Book”

Please note that all page numbers listed align with the first edition of this text: ISBN-13: 978-1564849052 

Resources Referenced In This Chapter

In this section, you’ll find resources that are specifically referenced in the chapter. Some are recommended for use with students, while others may support your own understanding of this lens. Be sure to refer back to this chapter for more information about how to use these resources.

This Lens In Action | Mini Lessons To Try Tomorrow

In this section, you’ll find mini-lessons designed to help support student learning related to this lens. As with all lessons in this book, the grade span is just a suggestion. Please feel free to adapt as necessary for your learners.
Mini Lessons - Grades 4-6
Mini Lessons - Grades 6-8
Mini Lessons - Grades 9-12

Digital Detectives "Mug Book"

“Mug Books” are collections of suspect photos/profiles that are often used in line-up activities. Historical examples, like this one, have storied pasts and served as inspiration to us as we were creating this chapter and its related resources. We’ve created our own mug book to complement/supplement the information contained in the suspect cards used in many of the mini-lessons for this chapter. While you are welcome to share the mug book with students, it was designed to support educator learning. Each suspect profile contains:

    • Our inspiration for the character
    • Additional resources for further reading that may support your understanding of the profile. Warning, some of these present quite the research “rabbit hole.” Enjoy!