This teacher's guide contains six lessons for use with students in grades 9 to 12. These lessons help students better understand the nature of the various forensic disciplines (anthropology, archaeology, botany, entomology, DNA analysis, isotope analysis, and general forensics) as they think critically about authentic situations developed with the assistance of experts. Students learn to apply the skills used by forensic specialists to observe, recover, analyze, identify and explain evidence. For an overview of the lessons, see the "Curriculum Connections" chart. To view 'Bonus Material' that provides significantly more details of real forensic cases, see below.