Did Angelique start the fire? Evaluating the evidence

In this critical challenge, students review background information (accessed online) about the 1734 trial of Angelique, a black slave in Montreal who was accused of starting a fire. After exploring the concept of proof beyond a reasonable doubt, students examine primary and secondary source documents to consider the evidence presented by witnesses at the trial and make their own judgement of guilt or innocence beyond a reasonable doubt, based on that evidence.

This resource is part of the series Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History: Mystery Quests.

History, Social studies
Targeted grade range:
Middle (7-9)
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