“All rise. Court is in session.”
Today the Elementary and Middle School Eagles recreated the Salem Witch Trials.Would those accused of witchcraft and sowing illness in Salem hang or go free?
The setting was 17th century Salem, but Eagles were free to submit 21st century forensic science and psychology experiments as evidence.
Elementary Eagle Townspeople protested outside. Opening statements came from the prosecution and defense. Witnesses were questioned and cross examined. All written by the Eagles, based on 17th century characters they created.
Finally it was time for closing statements in the Middle School trial. Then the judge delivered instructions to the Parent Jury.
After fifteen minutes, the verdict was in: the defendants were “not guilty,” but asked to close a local bakery that may have been responsible for illnesses in Salem.
Case closed – and the end of another successful Quest.