ERIC Number: ED401180
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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Great Trials in History.
Kratoville, Betty Lou
Designed as a supplementary resource for any classroom that incorporates global education, this workbook describes the issues and outcomes of 12 famous historical court cases. The court cases familiarize students with recurring controversial social issues. Each reading section begins with a brief outline of the time period and background of each trial, setting the stage for introductory classroom discussions of the geographic region and other relevant historical events. Following the description of the court case, the workbook provides reading comprehension worksheets. Other suggested activities involving writing, listening, oral reading, and critical thinking also are included. Six of the cases occurred in Europe and six in the United States. The twelve trials are: Socrates (399 B.C.); Joan of Arc (1431); Galileo (1633); Salem Witchcraft (1692); Peter Zenger (1735); Impeachment Trial of Andrew Johnson (1868); Lizzie Borden (1893); Alfred Dreyfus (1894, 1899); Edith Cavell (1915); Sacco and Vanzetti (1921); John Scopes (1925); and Nuremberg (1945). (LH)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Court Litigation, Critical Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education, History, Instructional Materials, Justice, Law Related Education, Laws, Social Studies
High Noon Books, 20 Commercial Blvd., Novato, CA 94949-6191 ($12 plus $3 handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
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