THE TASK: Four men have been convicted of rape and are sentenced to die for the crime. They are appealing this conviction to the United States Supreme Court. You and your fellow justices will hear the case on appeal. You will decide whether to (1) affirm the decision, (2) reverse the decision and send it back for a new trial for specific matters (penalty) to the federal district court, (3) reverse and the verdict is vacated.
Objective: utilizing the facts gathered from the Groveland case, students will develop a claim, supported with reasoning and argue the appeal of the Groveland case.
-Notes from the testimony during the trial and statements.
-Timeline of Significant Events
-Judge Panel cards: Cards with the justices'names and ideologies
* Activity should be conducted twice if the class size is large. Too many justices may muddy the process.