History on Trial

What would have happened if....
In 1777, one year after signing the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Stone had been captured by the British?

Students will search for clues to his innocence or guilt and in a mock trial to determine if Thomas Stone was a traitor to Great Britain or an American Patriot for signing the Declaration of Independence. Will your class find him guilty or innocent?

The program will address both Maryland Curriculum Standards and Virginia Standards of Learning.

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