Project Overview

Paradise Lost Mock Trial

Explore this site to see English 4 student representations of popular media outlets' reporting of the trial of Lucifer in Book 1 of Milton's Paradise Lost.

The class was divided into 4 groups with each team having a roll to play in the trial.
  1. Prosecuting Team - to prove Lucifer guilty
  2. Defense Team - to prove Lucifer innocent
  3. Characters and Witnesses - to answer questions on the stand while in character based on Book 1 of Paradise Lost
  4. Media - to cover the trial as a reporter working for one of the three news outlets each mimicking the style of the respective news outlet
The students read the  story and went over it in class for one period.  They spent one block period equal to two regular periods preparing for and being coached on their role.  The trial was held on the third day.

Technology Used:
  • iPads
  • Google Docs
  • Google Sites
  • Today's Meet
  • Cameras
  • Audio Recorders
If you have time, please feel free to leave a comment for the students.