Suitable for US / European / World / War History and International Baccalaureate History (Paper 2)
Use this fun activity to get your students to understand The Great Terror / Moscow Show Trials. This activity allows students to conduct their own research, write a defense of Bolshevik / Politburo leaders and give a verbal presentation to a judge/jury of their peers
You have the role of the judge (or you can ask some colleagues!)
Key points about each figure are included, space for you to make notes on their defense speeches and declare a verdict. A list of "illegal" actions / reasons for imprisonment are included to help you make your decisions.
Bonus Points: for dress up / effort in accents
Expansion Options: Include your own addition, figures + get the class to act as a jury