Famous Trials by Doug Linder (2005)

By | April 26, 2005

Famous Trials Website.
I was watching the DVD “Angels in America“. In that show, there’s an Ethel Rosenberg who figures in Roy Marcus Cohn’s dreams as he approaches death. Naturally, not being familiar with U.S. history, I typed it into Google, and out came this wonderful resource of Trials through the ages.

Though the number of trials is not great, you get pictures (where possible), background, partial transcripts, analysis, and so on. This would make a wonderful resource for creating mock trials in classrooms, and give students some insight into famous characters, both innocent and guilty. I would love to use this website as a basis for a class activity for a content-based ESL class. Wonderful.