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Witness for the Prosecution Lesson Plan
 
sandra berman - 05:48pm Mar 11, 1999 PST
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Have the students [high school] read Christie's story, "Witness for the Prosecution." There is ever so much material within this for various discussions. I found success using the story to get the kids to understand the basics of Amendments 4 through 6 of U. S. Constitution; a primer of their individual rights. After discussion of story, character development, plot, twists, turns, red herrings, etc., I then showed the old black and white video. Final evaluation exercise was for the class to write an essay of comparison/contrast between the story and the video. I was pleasantly shocked to discover most of the class prefered the written word to the video. It was a smashing success!


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