11.5 Students analyze the major political, social, economic, technological, and cultural developments of the 1920s.

Trial Examination

 

1) Trial of Sacco and Vanzetti

2) Scopes Trial

 

Choose one of the above trials for your project.

Use the internet for your research.

Write an explanation of the trial. Follow the outline below.

Each section must be fully explained, and each paragraph must contain at least 6 sentences.

You must write the questions as well as the answers.

 

a) What was the trial about? (Complete explanation, at least 2 paragraphs)

b) What evidence (for and against) was presented in the trial? (At least 3 paragraphs, presenting evidence clearly)

c) What is your opinion of the evidence? (Give reasons: 1-2 paragraphs)

d) What position and comments did the judge take during the trial? (Give quotes). Was he objective (fair) or not? Why? (1 paragraph)

e) What verdict was reached? Why was this verdict reached? What was the verdict based on? (2 paragraphs)

f) Was this verdict just or unjust? Why or why not? (1-2 paragraphs)

g) Looking back at this trial from our view point, would the same verdict be reached today? Why or why not? (1-2 paragraphs)

h) What lesson does this trial have for us today? (1 paragraph)

i) Include bibliography: use at least 3 web sites. Do not plagiarize. For the bibliography you must use my outline on my website, called “Bibliography Format”.


Rubric (staple inside your notebook for grading) for:

1) Trial of Sacco and Vanzetti

2) Scopes Trial

 

Format:

a)      At least 6 sentences each paragraph

b)      Less than 6 sentences each paragraphed

c)      Typed

 

Content:

 

a)      What was the trial about? (Complete explanation, at least 2 paragraphs)

1)      Complete explanation

2)      Partial explanation

3)      Some parts unclear

4)      The required number of paragraphs are present

 

b)      What evidence (for and against) was presented in the trial? (At least 3 paragraphs, presenting evidence clearly)

1)      Complete explanation

2)      Partial explanation

3)      Some parts unclear

4)      The required number of paragraphs are present

 

c)      What is your opinion of the evidence? (Give reasons: 1-2 paragraphs)

1)      Complete explanation

2)      Partial explanation

3)      Some parts unclear

4)      The required number of paragraphs are present

 

d)     What position and comments did the judge take during the trial? (Give quotes). Was he objective (fair) or not? Why? (1 paragraph)

1)      Complete explanation

2)      Partial explanation

3)      Some parts unclear

4)      The required number of paragraphs are present

5)      Quote from judge given and explained

6)      Answered question/did not answer question

 

 

e)      What verdict was reached? Why was this verdict reached? What was the verdict based on? (2 paragraphs)

1)      Complete explanation

2)      Partial explanation

3)      Some parts unclear

4)      The required number of paragraphs are present

5)      Answered all questions

6)      Did not answer all questions

 

f)       Was this verdict just or unjust? Why or why not? (1-2 paragraphs)

1)      Complete explanation

2)      Partial explanation

3)      Some parts unclear

4)      The required number of paragraphs are present

 

g)      Looking back at this trial from our view point, would the same verdict be reached today? Why or why not? (1-2 paragraphs)

1)      Complete explanation

2)      Partial explanation

3)      Some parts unclear

4)      The required number of paragraphs are present

 

h)      What lesson does this trial have for us today? (1 paragraph)

i)        Complete explanation

j)        Partial explanation

k)      Some parts unclear

l)        The required number of paragraphs are present

 

i)        Include bibliography: use at least 3 web sites. Do not plagiarize. For the bibliography you must use my outline on my website, called “Bibliography Format”.

1)      Complete bibliography

2)      Incorrect format

3)      Bibliography missing