TEACHERS: Current events podcasts for the classroom!

Learn More
Brothers.bombing.square

Image licensed under CC BY 2.0

Current Event March 12, 2015

Boston Marathon Bombing Trial


The trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has begun despite multiple attempts by his defense team to get the trial moved out of Boston. A pool of nearly 1,400 Bostonians has been whittled down to a group of 21 jurors and alternates but the question still remains - is it possible for Tsarnaev to get his sixth amendment constitutional right to a fair jury trial of his peers in a city so negatively impacted by his actions? Listen to learn more about the process of jury selection and the issue of bias.

Civics/Government Constitution

Story Length: 3:47

Listen to the Story:

SOURCE:

National Public Radio © 2015 National Public Radio, Inc. Used with the permission of NPR. All rights reserved.

AIR DATE: 01/26/2015


Want to hear the story and see the teaching resources?

  • Access to full library of lessons
  • Daily current events
  • Listening comprehension questions
  • Graphic Organizers
Learn More