I used the People vs. Columbus mock trial this year. My son (a senior in high school) was at my school that day to volunteer after school. He came into my last class of the day and observed the lesson. He told me, “Now I know why all my friends loved your class. That was awesome.”
Teaching Activities (Free)
Teaching Activity. By Bill Bigelow. 9 pages. Rethinking Schools.
A trial role play asks students to determine who is responsible for the death of millions of Taínos on the island of Hispaniola in the late 15th century.