Friday, October 11, 2013

Crime Scene Investigation - Ideas for Red Ribbon Week Activities

NIMCO, Inc. Encourages Red Ribbon Week Activities

Over the next few weeks leading up to Red Ribbon Week 2013, NIMCO will be sharing some activity ideas on our blog that teachers and community leaders can use to help students get excited about Red Ribbon Week. Many of these ideas can be incorporated in your school leading up to Red Ribbon Week.

Our 16th entry is entitled: Crime Scene Investigation

Do you want to shock your community or school? You can make the school parking lot into a
crime scene with caution tape, chalk drawings, and as many details as you would like to add.
Decide what type of crime scene: drug, alcohol, or tobacco.

Car Crash Scene - Set up a wrecked car and arrange victims to give the appearance of       
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A car crash scene at your school is an effective
tool for teaching about the dangers of impaired driving
during Red Ribbon Week!
being struck by an impaired driver. Use fake blood to intensify the effect. Policemen and
paramedics can demonstrate what happens when they arrive on the scene after an impaired driving crash. Ask them to arrest the impaired driver and strap the victims to a backboard or pronounce them dead and cover them with a sheet. Discuss the event. Elicit comments from the people who performed the emergency services, friends and family of the "deceased," and participants who witnessed the event.

Drug Crime Scene - Students job is to find and process any evidence located at the crime
scene. Teacher can divide students into groups and allow them to process the
crime scene from beginning to the end. Students may be supplied with a list
of information to fill out during the investigation. The students will then write a report about the evidence they found and submit to the teacher.

“Drugs don’t only waste your money but also waste your life.”

Head over to our website for more Red Ribbon Week information. We also have a page dedicated to the National 2013 Red Ribbon Week Theme "A Healthy Me is Drug Free!" where you can purchase many different promotional items that you can use and pass out to students during Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23-31st.