Mr. Valenzuela
29Oct/18

Humanities 7 – Unit 2 People v. Columbus, et al Trial Project

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Unit 2 People v. Columbus, et al Trial Project 2018

The goals of the Unit 2 Columbus Trial Project are: 1) to successfully build a case of innocence or guilt for the group's accussed perpetrator in the crime against the Taínos of Hispaniola in 1492; 2) to successfully present this argument in a mock trial in front of the whole class, using historical evidence and strong argumentation skills to win the case; and 3) to work collaboratively in a group according to the BLA schoolwide rubrics on collaboration and engaging with others.

If you need any of the class handouts (including the instructions and trial preparation handout) you can download them:

microsoft_word_logo The People v. Columbus, et al Trial Overview

adobe-pdf-logo The People v. Columbus, et al Trial Preparation

adobe-pdf-logo The People v. Columbus, et al Indictments

 The People v. Columbus, et al Trial Evidence Folder

youtube-logo The Spanish Empire Crash Course

youtube-logo The Columbian Exchange Crash Course

youtube-logo The Black Legend, Native Americans and Spaniards Crash Course

Trial Schedule

Monday 10/29 - Introduce People v Columbus, et al trial and begin trial preparation in groups

Tuesday 10/30 - Continue trial preparation in groups

Wednesday 10/31 - Trial begins with opening statements

Thursday 11/1 - Trial continues with presentation of evidence and calling witnesses

Friday 11/2 - Trial concludes with closing statements and jury verdict

29Oct/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – Oct 29

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Today in class, students began preparation for completing a mock trial activity in class The People v. Columbus, et al by reading over the various indictments in the "case," and preparing a defense for their "clients" in groups. Students assigned themselves roles in the activity and will have two class periods to prepare (in-class and at home for homework). The trial begins on Tuesday 11/1 with opening statements, and continues on Wednesday and Thursday.

microsoft_word_logo The People v. Columbus, et al Trial Overview

adobe-pdf-logo The People v. Columbus, et al Trial Preparation

adobe-pdf-logo The People v. Columbus, et al Indictments

 The People v. Columbus, et al Trial Evidence Folder

Homework - p. 48 - On a separate sheet (and taped on to page 46), write a reflection of 10+ sentences on which one of the accused (Columbus, Columbus' men, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, the Taínos, or the System of Empire) is MOST guilty, and why, and who is LEAST guilty and why.