Becoming a Detective
A descendent has traced her lineage
to an enslaved man named Aaron and is trying to piece together his story.
You have agreed to help her. She has provided a series of documents that
follow. It is your job to determine the type of evidence included within
this file, the credibility of each piece of evidence and how the evidence
fits together. Finally, you will be asked to come up with a plausible
explanation of what happened to Aaron between December, 1767 and January,
1771 and how you came to that particular conclusion.
Investigating the Evidence
Searching for Clues
Cracking the Case
on your analysis of the eight documents and citing evidence to support
your answer, please write a plausible explanation of what happened to
Aaron between December, 1767 and January, 1771. Indicate whether you were
satisfied with the evidence and list any additional questions that have
been left unanswered through your investigation.