Underlying factors in the operation of colonial justice
In this critical challenge, students review background information (accessed online) about the 1868 murder of William Robinson and the subsequent conviction and hanging of an Aboriginal man named Tshuanahusset. Students then examine the evidence found in primary source documents to determine the degree to which each of three underlying factors - individuals, ideas and institutions - was responsible for the justice system's decision to charge an Aboriginal man with the murder.
History, Social studies
Targeted grade range:
Middle (7-9), Senior (10-12)
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