Judge For Yourself

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Ten readers theatre scripts based on some of the most famous, sensational trials in U.S. history provide a fascinating glimpse into our past and our justice system. These compelling dramas are based on actual trial proceedings, and have been adapted to the interest and reading level of students in upper elementary and middle school. Details of the crime have been incorporated into the trial format allowing the story to unfold through the eyes of the jury. The verdict is detailed in a separate section, allowing ...

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Overview

Ten readers theatre scripts based on some of the most famous, sensational trials in U.S. history provide a fascinating glimpse into our past and our justice system. These compelling dramas are based on actual trial proceedings, and have been adapted to the interest and reading level of students in upper elementary and middle school. Details of the crime have been incorporated into the trial format allowing the story to unfold through the eyes of the jury. The verdict is detailed in a separate section, allowing students to decide what the outcome should be. These scripts are wonderful tools for enhancing history, social studies, civics, humanities, or the English program. They sharpen critical thinking skills through the deliberation process; help build and refine reading, oral presentation, and performance skills.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563089596
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/5/2000
  • Series: Readers Theatre
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

SUZANNE I. BARCHERS, Ed.D., is Managing Editor of Read and Know Your World Extra magazines, Weekly Reader publications. The author of numerous books, she has 15 years of experience as a teacher and administrator and has taught education classes at the college level.

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Ten readers theatre scripts based on some of the most famous, sensational trials in U.S. history provide a fascinating glimpse into our past and our justice system. These compelling dramas are based on actual trial proceedings, and have been adapted to the interest and reading level of students in middle and secondary school. Details of the crime have been incorporated into the trial format allowing the story to unfold through the eyes of the jury. The verdict is detailed in a separate section, allowing students to decide what the outcome should be. These scripts are wonderful tools for enhancing history, social studies, civics, humanities, or the English program. They sharpen critical thinking skills through the deliberation process and help build and refine reading, oral presentation, and performance skills.

Trials include: · The Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy Trial · The United States vs. Susan B. Anthony · The Commonwealth of Massachusetts vs. Lizzie Borden · The Trial of the White Sox Scandal of 1919 · The Trial of David C. Stephenson: Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan · The United States of America vs. Al Capone

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