Serial Killers Writing Project



Students will take a look at Americas's top serial killers. Students will investigative and generate a report on a chosen serial killer. Student will look inside the detailed and calculated behaviors of a serial killer and describe their modus operandi, signature, and characterics of the serial killer.

Lesson Time

Serial Killers
3 Hours

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Public Services
Grade Levels
  • 11
  • 12
  • Post-Secondary
  • Adult

Standards and Objectives


California's 2008 CTE Standards (2)
California Academic Content Standards (3)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will identify and describe serial killers categories of modus operandi, signature, and characteristic(s).
  • Students will understand the background and behavior of serial killers.
  • Students will generate a report and present their report to the class.
  • Students will generate supporting media for their presentation such as a PowerPoint presentation, poster board or flash presentation of pictures.
  • Students will develop skills in investigating, researching and profiling murderers.

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