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TABC Juniors Deliberate In Mock Courtroom

Last week, Elana Kook’s American Literature classroom at TABC transformed into a courtroom. The defendent on trial for murder in the first degree: Daisy Buchanan from “The Great Gatsby.” The students were divided into prosecution and defense teams and had three class periods to develop opening and closing statements, submit various forms of evidence and develop witness testimonies. On the final day of the project, the students were greeted by a jury of their esteemed teachers and administrators, and the honorable Ms. Kook presided as the judge of the court case. After heated direct and cross-examinations, as well as convincing presentations of textual evidence by both sides, the juries unanimously voted that Buchanan was innocent and could not be convicted of murder in the first degree.

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