with Jayne Besjak
The Republic of Rome v. Marcus Brutus
Students did a great job conducting the last mock trial of the semester. With very little guidance from me, they formulated their cases for the prosecution and defense in this historically-based trial and wrote their own witness questions/answers and attorney statements. I love the energy and enthusiasm this group brings to all our classroom activities!
It has been such a pleasure working with the students this semester and watching them grow in numerous ways. I've witnessed wonderful growth in their critical thinking skills, teamwork, and public speaking (and dramatic!) abilities. I certainly hope they've enjoyed this interactive introduction to the judicial process as much as I have.
And the verdict? Marcus Brutus found not-guilty of first degree murder. The court deems that a defense of justifiable homicide was established.
Enjoy the slideshow of our last class and trial!