The Trial of Galileo
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Preparation & Evaluation

Prepare and submit for review one week before the in-class simulation:

  • a concentrated written position paper (from your role's perspective -- add any personal commentary in notes). Cite ALL sources of information fully.
    Target ~1000-1250 wds, excluding references and visuals, and include:
    ==> clear integration with other team members' contributions.
    ==> at least one reference (with page #) to passage(s) from Galileo's Dialogue
    ==> at least one reference to other documents available in 1633

For class, prepare:
  • a 3-minute presentation (not read) to the Inquisition, including
    ==> at least one appropriate visual image to illustrate your ideas
Evaluation will be based on :
  • how deeply you reconstruct the historical context and arguments and
  • how well you establish context with other team member's papers and the general framework of the trial.

Simulation assembled by Douglas Allchin. || last revised Jan. 3, 2008