Parents, Followers, Minions… I am in need of jury members. We are putting Columbus (among others) on trial!
Our trial will be held Thursday October, 23 throughout the day. If you are interested in learning more or joining us, please respond to this post or send me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jurors will be asked to read the roles and information of each student group before the trial and ask questions (basically “grill” the groups) while each group is proclaiming their innocence. People vs Columbus readings.
We are putting the following groups on trial, stating they are guilty of committing the terrible genocide of Native Americans on Hispaniola (Caribbean Islands) in 1492 – 1500.
- Columbus’ Men
- King Ferdinand & Queen Isabella
- The Tainos (or Arawak) Indians
- The System of Empire
All groups are charged with the same thing:
“You are charged with the mistreatment and murder of thousands, perhaps millions, of Taíno Indians.”
Whose responsibility was the mistreatment and death of millions of Taino (Arawak) Indians? We shall find out based on arguments and supporting information each group shares during the trial.
Here are the class times I will need jurors:
1st Hour: 8:10 – 9:10
2nd Hour: 9:15 – 10:10
3rd Hour: 10:15 – 11:10
6th Hour: 1:48 – 2:45