Sixth graders read the historical novel, Summer of My German Soldier. It is set in 1942 in Jenkinsville, Arkansas. Patty Bergen, the protagonist, is a Jewish girl who befriends a German POW. Patty is charged with treason. To bring the drama to life, the students held a mock trial!
Watch them present their oral arguments. Will the defense win or will it be the prosecution?
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