Have each person in class be fingerprinted. Discuss some of the major differences seen in these fingerprints and why they are so easy to distinguish from one another.
Using a chart, practice reading each students palm.
Have the students come up with some other ways, aside from the fingerprints, that the switched babies could have been discovered.
Judge Driscoll choses an interesting way to raise Tom, which accounts for his spoiled and unpleasant demeanor. Have the students write creative descriptions of how Tom would have ended up had his guardians chosen other methods of parenting.
Show a short Public Announcement about the dangers of gambling, or even have someone who has dealt with an addiction like that come to class and talk about compulsive gambling and its effects. Have the students discuss why Tom would have fallen so deeply...
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