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English: To Kill a Mockingbird Research: 9: Scottsboro Case

9: Task

The Scottsboro Case: A Landmark Case and Its Impact on Capital Punishment Cases

Directions: Use this note sheet to record your research findings on the following questions:

  • Explain and summarize the case (who was involved, what the charges were, when it occurred, and what the final decision was)

  • Why was this case such a significant one in terms of its impact on capital punishment?

  • What were the mistakes made in this case by prosecutors, defenders, and witnesses that indicate this may have not been a fair case? How does this case illustrate how race impacted the outcomes of many court cases?


After researching and taking detailed notes independently, you and your classmates with the same topic will collaborate to create a script and video that highlights your research findings. Plan out your video script using this script organizerNote: Only one member of your group will need to make a copy of this. They will share their copy with all group members.

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