Student Activities

Dred Scott Trial

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Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
Social Studies


The Dred Scott case is the most famous trial in the history of the Old Courthouse. Your “Dred Scott Trial and Activity Packet” includes a mock trial script and information about the trial process. This mock trial activity reenacts the second trial of Dred and Harriet Scott held in the building in 1850.



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Last updated: October 23, 2015