After reading Shakespeare's Othello, students hold Othello on trial. For my class purposes I had four cases, 8 groups (4 defense and 4 prosecution). The cases follow:
Othello is charged with sleeping with Emilia.
Othello is charged with using magic to trick Desdemona into loving him.
Othello is charged with murdering Desdemona.
Othello is charged with being a traitor to his country.
The project also includes "court rules" that students must follow. For each case students are either a member of the jury, defense, or prosecution. Teacher is the judge.