Student perform a mock trial and put Abbie Hoffman on trial for his revolutionary political beliefs and the publication of STEAL THIS BOOK. Ensure that both the defense and prosecution prepare their cases thoroughly beforehand. Appoint a team of judges to create a list of formal charges and deliver sentencing (if found guilty), and a jury to deliver the guilty or innocent verdict.
Divide the class into groups of 3-4. Each group creates one issue of their own underground newspaper using desktop publishing software. Each group should also prepare a short write-up comparing the currently available desktop publishing technology with the now archaic printing presses described by Hoffman in STEAL THIS BOOK.
Students carefully select a suggestion given by Hoffman in STEAL THIS BOOK and follow his advice, writing 1-2 paragraphs describing the experience afterward. Ensure that students only choose those recommendations...
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