Part of Lesson Plan: Making Decisions By Group: The Jury System
Activity Overview / Details
Next, the students will watch the "Fight Scene" clip from “The Outsiders”.
After the video clip, the teacher should ask the students: “Given the evidence you now have about Johnny, do you believe he is guilty or innocent? Ask students if their minds were changed? If so, would additional evidence change your mind?
As an extension, the teacher can ask the students how many of them have either read the “The Outsiders” book or seen the movie and whether their previous understanding of the evidence (the fact the Greasers had been tormented by the “Socs” (nickname for the Socials) made a difference in their opinion about whether or not Johnny was guilty.