How can we, as legal teams, determine the effectiveness of a revolution?

ELA, Social Studies
Key Content
world history, revolutions, argumentation, historical cause/effect
A crowd of protesters wearing green ribbons on their wrists raise their fists in the air.

Students write argumentative essays and put historical revolutions on trial to determine their effectiveness in improving conditions for people in the country where the revolution occurred. Teams research various revolutions, gather evidence to build their cases, and take on the roles of attorneys and witnesses — for the prosecution or defense — in a mock trial of their focus revolution. (View a related project video.)