This is a full class role play of a 'medieval court room'. Students play courtroom officials, accused members of society (varying crimes) and witnesses.
There are good opportunities to compare trials from the past with our modern systems. All these crimes actually happened and the punishments were as recorded here.
This is a great way for students to have empathy for people in the past; my students love getting involved and participating rather than just doing reading comprehension.
Judge, Jury and Executioner Medieval Role Play
by Christie Ewens
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