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					                                        Classroom Court
We are going to practice some argumentation by combining a basic Lincoln-Douglass debate and
a courtroom simulation. We will not be passing resolutions. Rather, we will argue for or against
a defendant and the jury (your classmates) and Judge will decide which attorney argued more
effectively. You will either be a prosecutor or a defense attorney. Your job is to go through the
text and develop a three minute argument that supports your position. You will have a one
minute rebuttal period in which you can argue against your opponent’s claims. Then you will
have one final minute to provide a closing argument.

The State of Massachusetts vs. Abigail Williams
The Charge: The Attempted Murder of Elizabeth Proctor

You are a defense attorney arguing the innocence of your client. Consider the charge
and go through the text to find evidence to support your claim. Remember to be
convincing, and authoritative without sounding arrogant, or offending a jury.

Considerations:
    How you dress for the debate. Dress formally.
    How you speak to the jury
    How you respond to your opponent’s claims
    How prepared you are for your argument
    How prepared you are to deflect the opposition’s possible claims.


                                        Classroom Court
We are going to practice some argumentation by combining a basic Lincoln-Douglass debate and
a courtroom simulation. We will not be passing resolutions. Rather, we will argue for or against
a defendant and the jury (your classmates) and Judge will decide which attorney argued more
effectively. You will either be a prosecutor or a defense attorney. Your job is to go through the
text and develop a three minute argument that supports your position. You will have a one
minute rebuttal period in which you can argue against your opponent’s claims. Then you will
have one final minute to provide a closing argument.

The State of Massachusetts vs. Abigail Williams
The Charge: The Attempted Murder of Elizabeth Proctor

You are a prosecuting attorney arguing the guilt of the defendant. Consider the charge
and go through the text to find evidence to support your claim. Remember to be
convincing, and authoritative without sounding arrogant, or offending a jury.

Considerations:
    How you dress for the debate. Dress formally.
    How you speak to the jury
    How you respond to your opponent’s claims
    How prepared you are for your argument
    How prepared you are to deflect the opposition’s possible claims.
                                        Classroom Court
We are going to practice some argumentation by combining a basic Lincoln-Douglass debate and
a courtroom simulation. We will not be passing resolutions. Rather, we will argue for or against
a defendant and the jury (your classmates) and Judge will decide which attorney argued more
effectively. You will either be a prosecutor or a defense attorney. Your job is to go through the
text and develop a three minute argument that supports your position. You will have a one
minute rebuttal period in which you can argue against your opponent’s claims. Then you will
have one final minute to provide a closing argument.

The State of Massachusetts vs. Tituba
The Charge: Practicing witchcraft in order to harm the citizens of Salem Village

You are a defense attorney arguing the innocence of your client. Consider the charge
and go through the text to find evidence to support your claim. Remember to be
convincing, and authoritative without sounding arrogant, or offending a jury.

Considerations:
    How you dress for the debate. Dress formally.
    How you speak to the jury
    How you respond to your opponent’s claims
    How prepared you are for your argument
    How prepared you are to deflect the opposition’s possible claims.


                                        Classroom Court
We are going to practice some argumentation by combining a basic Lincoln-Douglass debate and
a courtroom simulation. We will not be passing resolutions. Rather, we will argue for or against
a defendant and the jury (your classmates) and Judge will decide which attorney argued more
effectively. You will either be a prosecutor or a defense attorney. Your job is to go through the
text and develop a three minute argument that supports your position. You will have a one
minute rebuttal period in which you can argue against your opponent’s claims. Then you will
have one final minute to provide a closing argument.

The State of Massachusetts vs. Tituba
The Charge: Practicing witchcraft in order to harm the citizens of Salem Village

You are a prosecuting attorney arguing the guilt of the defendant. Consider the charge
and go through the text to find evidence to support your claim. Remember to be
convincing, and authoritative without sounding arrogant, or offending a jury.

Considerations:
    How you dress for the debate. Dress formally.
    How you speak to the jury
    How you respond to your opponent’s claims
    How prepared you are for your argument
    How prepared you are to deflect the opposition’s possible claims.
                                        Classroom Court
We are going to practice some argumentation by combining a basic Lincoln-Douglass debate and
a courtroom simulation. We will not be passing resolutions. Rather, we will argue for or against
a defendant and the jury (your classmates) and Judge will decide which attorney argued more
effectively. You will either be a prosecutor or a defense attorney. Your job is to go through the
text and develop a three minute argument that supports your position. You will have a one
minute rebuttal period in which you can argue against your opponent’s claims. Then you will
have one final minute to provide a closing argument.

The State of Massachusetts vs. Abigail Williams
The Charge: Conspiracy to Commit Murder against several Salem Village citizens (Elizabeth Proctor,
Rebecca Nurse, Martha Corey, Sarah Good, Sarah Osburn, Bridget Bishop, Goody Sibber, Goody
Hawkins, Goody Booth, George Jacobs, Goody Howe, Martha Bellows, Goody Bibber)

You are a defense attorney arguing the innocence of your client. Consider the charge
and go through the text to find evidence to support your claim. Remember to be
convincing, and authoritative without sounding arrogant, or offending a jury.

Considerations:
       How you dress for the debate. Dress formally.
       How you speak to the jury
       How you respond to your opponent’s claims
       How prepared you are for your argument
       How prepared you are to deflect the opposition’s possible claims.



                                        Classroom Court
We are going to practice some argumentation by combining a basic Lincoln-Douglass debate and
a courtroom simulation. We will not be passing resolutions. Rather, we will argue for or against
a defendant and the jury (your classmates) and Judge will decide which attorney argued more
effectively. You will either be a prosecutor or a defense attorney. Your job is to go through the
text and develop a three minute argument that supports your position. You will have a one
minute rebuttal period in which you can argue against your opponent’s claims. Then you will
have one final minute to provide a closing argument.

The State of Massachusetts vs. Abigail Williams
The Charge: Conspiracy to Commit Murder against several Salem Village citizens (Elizabeth Proctor,
Rebecca Nurse, Martha Corey, Sarah Good, Sarah Osburn, Bridget Bishop, Goody Sibber, Goody
Hawkins, Goody Booth, George Jacobs, Goody Howe, Martha Bellows, Goody Bibber)

You are a prosecuting attorney arguing the guilt of the defendant. Consider the charge
and go through the text to find evidence to support your claim. Remember to be
convincing, and authoritative without sounding arrogant, or offending a jury.

Considerations:
       How you dress for the debate. Dress formally.
       How you speak to the jury
       How you respond to your opponent’s claims
       How prepared you are for your argument
       How prepared you are to deflect the opposition’s possible claims.
                                        Classroom Court
We are going to practice some argumentation by combining a basic Lincoln-Douglass debate and
a courtroom simulation. We will not be passing resolutions. Rather, we will argue for or against
a defendant and the jury (your classmates) and Judge will decide which attorney argued more
effectively. You will either be a prosecutor or a defense attorney. Your job is to go through the
text and develop a three minute argument that supports your position. You will have a one
minute rebuttal period in which you can argue against your opponent’s claims. Then you will
have one final minute to provide a closing argument.

The State of Massachusetts vs. Mary Warren
The Charge: Perjury

You are a defense attorney arguing the innocence of your client. Consider the charge
and go through the text to find evidence to support your claim. Remember to be
convincing, and authoritative without sounding arrogant, or offending a jury.

Considerations:
    How you dress for the debate. Dress formally.
    How you speak to the jury
    How you respond to your opponent’s claims
    How prepared you are for your argument
    How prepared you are to deflect the opposition’s possible claims.


                                        Classroom Court
We are going to practice some argumentation by combining a basic Lincoln-Douglass debate and
a courtroom simulation. We will not be passing resolutions. Rather, we will argue for or against
a defendant and the jury (your classmates) and Judge will decide which attorney argued more
effectively. You will either be a prosecutor or a defense attorney. Your job is to go through the
text and develop a three minute argument that supports your position. You will have a one
minute rebuttal period in which you can argue against your opponent’s claims. Then you will
have one final minute to provide a closing argument.

The State of Massachusetts vs. Mary Warren
The Charge: Perjury

You are a prosecuting attorney arguing the guilt of the defendant. Consider the charge
and go through the text to find evidence to support your claim. Remember to be
convincing, and authoritative without sounding arrogant, or offending a jury.

Considerations:
    How you dress for the debate. Dress formally.
    How you speak to the jury
    How you respond to your opponent’s claims
    How prepared you are for your argument
    How prepared you are to deflect the opposition’s possible claims.
                                        Classroom Court
We are going to practice some argumentation by combining a basic Lincoln-Douglass debate and
a courtroom simulation. We will not be passing resolutions. Rather, we will argue for or against
a defendant and the jury (your classmates) and Judge will decide which attorney argued more
effectively. You will either be a prosecutor or a defense attorney. Your job is to go through the
text and develop a three minute argument that supports your position. You will have a one
minute rebuttal period in which you can argue against your opponent’s claims. Then you will
have one final minute to provide a closing argument.

The State of Massachusetts vs. Thomas Putnam
The Charge: Second Degree Murder

You are a defense attorney arguing the innocence of your client. Consider the charge
and go through the text to find evidence to support your claim. Remember to be
convincing, and authoritative without sounding arrogant, or offending a jury.

Considerations:
    How you dress for the debate. Dress formally.
    How you speak to the jury
    How you respond to your opponent’s claims
    How prepared you are for your argument
    How prepared you are to deflect the opposition’s possible claims.


                                        Classroom Court
We are going to practice some argumentation by combining a basic Lincoln-Douglass debate and
a courtroom simulation. We will not be passing resolutions. Rather, we will argue for or against
a defendant and the jury (your classmates) and Judge will decide which attorney argued more
effectively. You will either be a prosecutor or a defense attorney. Your job is to go through the
text and develop a three minute argument that supports your position. You will have a one
minute rebuttal period in which you can argue against your opponent’s claims. Then you will
have one final minute to provide a closing argument.
.

The State of Massachusetts vs. Thomas Putnam
The Charge: Second Degree Murder

You are a prosecuting attorney arguing the guilt of the defendant. Consider the charge
and go through the text to find evidence to support your claim. Remember to be
convincing, and authoritative without sounding arrogant, or offending a jury.

Considerations:
    How you dress for the debate. Dress formally.
    How you speak to the jury
    How you respond to your opponent’s claims
    How prepared you are for your argument
    How prepared you are to deflect the opposition’s possible claims.
                                        Classroom Court
We are going to practice some argumentation by combining a basic Lincoln-Douglass debate and
a courtroom simulation. We will not be passing resolutions. Rather, we will argue for or against
a defendant and the jury (your classmates) and Judge will decide which attorney argued more
effectively. You will either be a prosecutor or a defense attorney. Your job is to go through the
text and develop a three minute argument that supports your position. You will have a one
minute rebuttal period in which you can argue against your opponent’s claims. Then you will
have one final minute to provide a closing argument.

The State of Massachusetts vs. Goody Putnam
The Charge: Child Endangerment

You are a defense attorney arguing the innocence of your client. Consider the charge
and go through the text to find evidence to support your claim. Remember to be
convincing, and authoritative without sounding arrogant, or offending a jury.

Considerations:
    How you dress for the debate. Dress formally.
    How you speak to the jury
    How you respond to your opponent’s claims
    How prepared you are for your argument
    How prepared you are to deflect the opposition’s possible claims.


                                        Classroom Court
We are going to practice some argumentation by combining a basic Lincoln-Douglass debate and
a courtroom simulation. We will not be passing resolutions. Rather, we will argue for or against
a defendant and the jury (your classmates) and Judge will decide which attorney argued more
effectively. You will either be a prosecutor or a defense attorney. Your job is to go through the
text and develop a three minute argument that supports your position. You will have a one
minute rebuttal period in which you can argue against your opponent’s claims. Then you will
have one final minute to provide a closing argument.

The State of Massachusetts vs. Goody Putnam
The Charge: Child Endangerment

You are a prosecuting attorney arguing the guilt of the defendant. Consider the charge
and go through the text to find evidence to support your claim. Remember to be
convincing, and authoritative without sounding arrogant, or offending a jury.

Considerations:
    How you dress for the debate. Dress formally.
    How you speak to the jury
    How you respond to your opponent’s claims
    How prepared you are for your argument
    How prepared you are to deflect the opposition’s possible claims.
                                        Classroom Court
We are going to practice some argumentation by combining a basic Lincoln-Douglass debate and
a courtroom simulation. We will not be passing resolutions. Rather, we will argue for or against
a defendant and the jury (your classmates) and Judge will decide which attorney argued more
effectively. You will either be a prosecutor or a defense attorney. Your job is to go through the
text and develop a three minute argument that supports your position. You will have a one
minute rebuttal period in which you can argue against your opponent’s claims. Then you will
have one final minute to provide a closing argument.

The State of Massachusetts vs. Deputy Governor Danforth
The Charge: First Degree Murder of 14 people, including John Proctor and Rebecca
Nurse.

You are a defense attorney arguing the innocence of your client. Consider the charge
and go through the text to find evidence to support your claim. Remember to be
convincing, and authoritative without sounding arrogant, or offending a jury.

Considerations:
       How you dress for the debate. Dress formally.
       How you speak to the jury
       How you respond to your opponent’s claims
       How prepared you are for your argument
       How prepared you are to deflect the opposition’s possible claims.

                                        Classroom Court
We are going to practice some argumentation by combining a basic Lincoln-Douglass debate and
a courtroom simulation. We will not be passing resolutions. Rather, we will argue for or against
a defendant and the jury (your classmates) and Judge will decide which attorney argued more
effectively. You will either be a prosecutor or a defense attorney. Your job is to go through the
text and develop a three minute argument that supports your position. You will have a one
minute rebuttal period in which you can argue against your opponent’s claims. Then you will
have one final minute to provide a closing argument.

The State of Massachusetts vs. Deputy Governor Danforth
The Charge: First Degree Murder of 14 people, including John Proctor and Rebecca
Nurse

You are a prosecuting attorney arguing the guilt of the defendant. Consider the charge
and go through the text to find evidence to support your claim. Remember to be
convincing, and authoritative without sounding arrogant, or offending a jury.

Considerations:
       How you dress for the debate. Dress formally.
       How you speak to the jury
       How you respond to your opponent’s claims
       How prepared you are for your argument
       How prepared you are to deflect the opposition’s possible claims.
                                        Classroom Court
We are going to practice some argumentation by combining a basic Lincoln-Douglass debate and
a courtroom simulation. We will not be passing resolutions. Rather, we will argue for or against
a defendant and the jury (your classmates) and Judge will decide which attorney argued more
effectively. You will either be a prosecutor or a defense attorney. Your job is to go through the
text and develop a three minute argument that supports your position. You will have a one
minute rebuttal period in which you can argue against your opponent’s claims. Then you will
have one final minute to provide a closing argument.

The State of Massachusetts vs. Reverend John Hale
The Charge: First Degree Murder of 14 people, including Rebecca Nurse.

You are a defense attorney arguing the innocence of your client. Consider the charge
and go through the text to find evidence to support your claim. Remember to be
convincing, and authoritative without sounding arrogant, or offending a jury.

Considerations:
       How you dress for the debate. Dress formally.
       How you speak to the jury
       How you respond to your opponent’s claims
       How prepared you are for your argument
       How prepared you are to deflect the opposition’s possible claims.


                                        Classroom Court
We are going to practice some argumentation by combining a basic Lincoln-Douglass debate and
a courtroom simulation. We will not be passing resolutions. Rather, we will argue for or against
a defendant and the jury (your classmates) and Judge will decide which attorney argued more
effectively. You will either be a prosecutor or a defense attorney. Your job is to go through the
text and develop a three minute argument that supports your position. You will have a one
minute rebuttal period in which you can argue against your opponent’s claims. Then you will
have one final minute to provide a closing argument.

The State of Massachusetts vs. Reverend John Hale
The Charge: First Degree Murder of 14 people, including Rebecca Nurse.

You are a prosecuting attorney arguing the guilt of the defendant. Consider the charge
and go through the text to find evidence to support your claim. Remember to be
convincing, and authoritative without sounding arrogant, or offending a jury.

Considerations:
       How you dress for the debate. Dress formally.
       How you speak to the jury
       How you respond to your opponent’s claims
       How prepared you are for your argument
       How prepared you are to deflect the opposition’s possible claims.
                                        Classroom Court
We are going to practice some argumentation by combining a basic Lincoln-Douglass debate and
a courtroom simulation. We will not be passing resolutions. Rather, we will argue for or against
a defendant and the jury (your classmates) and Judge will decide which attorney argued more
effectively. You will either be a prosecutor or a defense attorney. Your job is to go through the
text and develop a three minute argument that supports your position. You will have a one
minute rebuttal period in which you can argue against your opponent’s claims. Then you will
have one final minute to provide a closing argument.

The State of Massachusetts vs. John Proctor
The Charge: Lechery

You are a defense attorney arguing the innocence of your client. Consider the charge
and go through the text to find evidence to support your claim. Remember to be
convincing, and authoritative without sounding arrogant, or offending a jury.

Considerations:
       How you dress for the debate. Dress formally.
       How you speak to the jury
       How you respond to your opponent’s claims
       How prepared you are for your argument
       How prepared you are to deflect the opposition’s possible claims.


                                        Classroom Court
We are going to practice some argumentation by combining a basic Lincoln-Douglass debate and
a courtroom simulation. We will not be passing resolutions. Rather, we will argue for or against
a defendant and the jury (your classmates) and Judge will decide which attorney argued more
effectively. You will either be a prosecutor or a defense attorney. Your job is to go through the
text and develop a three minute argument that supports your position. You will have a one
minute rebuttal period in which you can argue against your opponent’s claims. Then you will
have one final minute to provide a closing argument.

The State of Massachusetts vs. John Proctor
The Charge: Lechery

You are a prosecuting attorney arguing the guilt of the defendant. Consider the charge
and go through the text to find evidence to support your claim. Remember to be
convincing, and authoritative without sounding arrogant, or offending a jury.

Considerations:
       How you dress for the debate. Dress formally.
       How you speak to the jury
       How you respond to your opponent’s claims
       How prepared you are for your argument
       How prepared you are to deflect the opposition’s possible claims.
Those of you who are not debating this round will need to know a specific character.
You will be put on the “Hot Seat” and asked questions by a panel of your peers regarding
your character. Based on the information provided in the text, and the disposition of your
character, answer as truthfully as you can. This means, you are expected to tell the truth
about your character, but in situations in which you were absent, or not aware of
something, you have the right to say, “I don’t know.”

Hot Seat Participants:

Abigail Williams

John Proctor

Elizabeth Proctor

Thomas Putnam

Goody Putnam

Tituba

Mary Warren

Reverend Hale

Reverend Parris

Betty Parris

Judge Danforth

				
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