Ladies and gentlemen, you are being asked to recreate the trial of the German Monk, Martin Luther, who has given himself up to the authority of the Catholic Church to address the charges that he is a heretical revolutionary. The year is 1520 and the city is Worms. You will each have a role which will have specific tasks assigned to it.
Before the trial, you will research your character and hand in a one-two page, typed, double-spaced paper that reveals information about your character and his/her actions in the trial.
Hand in witness information sheet, which provides a thorough knowledge of your character, i.e., who you are and what you did in the Protestant Reformation.
Be prepared to answer the questions given from the defense and prosecution without looking at your sheet.
Dress like the person would have dressed.
Prior to the trial, you will research the actual trial of Martin Luther and hand in a one-two page, typed, double-spaced paper recording the events of the trial. It has to be written in your own words.
During the trial, you will listen to the evidence and come to a decision (based on historical data). You should take notes during the trial to record what is happening. You must hand these in.
After the trial, each jury member will submit a one-two page, typed, double-spaced article for a newspaper that accurately reports on the trial.
Prior to the trial, you will submit a one-two page, typed, double-spaced paper which provides a thorough background of your character and his/her actions. The judge needs to perform all actions of judges: