An actor portraying Benedict Arnold speaks to an audience

Time Trials

When History is on Trial, Only Time can be the Judge

How should history remember Benedict Arnold? John Brown? In the Time Trials video series, students act as jurors in the Court of Public History. Watch as controversial figures in history discuss their actions and use the videos to debate their legacy. The videos are designed to support lessons for the secondary classroom. Watch the full program or select segments for students to use to debate together.

Benedict Arnold

John Brown