|History Court: Taino v.
There are three grades associated with this project:
1) Preparation homework assignment in which you are to research characters and write questions. (See official assignment.)
2) Cooperation with group and group work as assigned in class.
3) Meaningful, accurate, and insightful participation in trial and its outcome.
Cast List & Cast Tips & Research Links
Judges: Head judge and judges. (Be sure to know who everyone is who might come up to the stand. Familiarize yourself with court process.)
Plaintiffs & Defendants:
Native Americans of the Caribbean: Taino chief, Taino woman, Arawak farmer turned gold miner (Plaintiffs) (Complaints include genocide, slavery,etc. Get inspiration by looking up the writings of Las Casas or this page from Puerto Rico.)
Liberation Theologists: Bartolome de las Casas, two Jesuits. (Look at this link for Las Casas, who recommended African slavery. This one is on the Jesuits of France. The order was founded in Spain by Loyola.)
Papacy: Pope Alexander VI, Pope Innocent VIII, Cardinal Giulano della Rovere (Remember to push indulgences. Alexander VI has a page here. Innocent VIII was pope earlier. More here. Rovere is a model cardinal. More here.