This trial project is designed to last 3-4 lessons, depending on how much prep work you ask students to complete at home, and requires students to have read and analyze Euripides' Greek drama, Medea.
This resource is ideally suited for medium to large size classes, but could be adapted for a smaller class. Roles are highly differentiated and include witnesses (6 total), 1-2 prosecutors, 1-2 defense attorneys, 6-8 jurors, and a judge.
Students will use evidence from the play to put Medea on trial for the murder of her children. During the trial, students will practice real-world skills such as thoughtful analysis and critical thinking, debate and rhetoric, and argumentation.