The Concept of Identity Lesson 9: Unit Culmination - Mock Hearing

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Who is to blame for Finny's death? To conclude their study of A Separate Peace, class members stage a mock hearing into the death of Finny. Each witness must craft a logical argument, supported with evidence from the text, to support their claim of who is to blame.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • After hearing all of the testimonies, have individuals craft a reflective journal in which they identify who or what they consider to be responsible for Finny's death
Classroom Considerations

  • The final session in a nine-lesson unit, designed for a gifted and talented English language arts class, that uses A Separate Peace as the anchor text
Pros

  • The 10-page packet includes the lesson, resource sheets that list the roles for the activity, a handout that describes the purpose and procedures for the hearing, and a rubric
Cons

  • None