The Trial Assignment for Hamlet creates a courtroom drama right in your classroom. Students love this assignment, and it becomes a guiding focus for the entire unit, as students track evidence throughout the reading. What's Included in this Packet:
Log Explanation and assignment guidelines for recording evidence throughout the reading of the play, including a ready to use log for students.
Ready to use assignment sheet, explaining the trial and what students can expect. This includes the context for the trial, what the prosecution and defence will be proving and a first assignment for groups to use to begin formulating their defence.
Witness Statement (worksheet) Each student will choose a part and play that part in the trial. Witnesses are required to complete a witness statement.
Legal Brief Writing Assignement + two examples of legal briefs
Explanation of the Plea of Temporary Insanity
List of Rules for the trial
Explanation of how students will be graded during the trial.
A List of tips on how to Prepare for the court scene