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Seventh Grade Mock Trial in English Class

Seventh Grade Mock Trial in English Class

Harvey seventh graders engaged in an evidence-based project centered around a brief retelling of "Frankenstein." The students studied the novel, then took a position about who they believed was responsible for the atrocities the creature committed in the story -- Dr. Victor Frankenstein or his monstrous creation. Students discussed and analyzed two central ideas - the ethics of scientists and the concept of society's judging of a person based on the individual's appearance. Using their evidence from the text to support their claims for justice, students put on a mock trial to argue their case.

This unit correlated with the theme of "The Outsiders" novel study which is based on conformity and stereotypes.

Mock trial in 7th grade English class
Mock trial in 7th grade English class
Mock trial in 7th grade English class
Mock trial in 7th grade English class