Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Website: The Amboyna Conspiracy Trial

THE AMBOYNA CONSPIRACY TRIAL explores topics related to a famous legal case from the early modern period.
Using exhibits, a timeline, and archives, students become jurors in a trial set in Indonesia in 1623. Students must explore both sides, evaluate evidence, and deliver a verdict. Along the way, students learn about European expansion in Asia, the race for spices, and the politics of torture.
A teaching section provides background information, a guide, and further resources.
Librarians will find this website to be useful for students exploring topics related to European expansion in the 17th century. Students will particularly enjoy the “What’s your verdict” activity.
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