Period 2 – Mock Trial Lesson Plan (1-20-2016)

Period 2 - Mock TrialTopic:

Steps to Trial


Introduction to Mock Trial

Unit S.M.A.R.T. Goal:

Students will be able to list and describe the order to trial and the intent behind each step by the end of this first week.

*Unit S.M.A.R.T. Goal written with this downloadable guide -> SmartGoals Template for Educators

Today’s Objective(s):

Students will finish their introduction to the steps to trial and begin analyzing their first case.

*Lesson objective written with this downloadable guide -> Writing Learning Objectives Guide




Warm Up:

Go to and enter room number “A89559b4” and take the quiz there.

Results: Period 2 – Quiz Results

Task #1

First up today we are going to finish looking over the steps to trial.

Task #2

Once we have finished our steps to trial notes we are going to start getting familiar with our first mock trial case. I will walk you through the facts of the case and the first witness statement then I will leave it to you to finish the analysis. For each of the documents below I want you to download the document, save it as a google doc, share to and then read through and highlight important pieces of information. If you don’t know how to highlight I will walk you through it. Make sure you title the document with your name and period number.

Downloadable Case Documents:

Columbia v Chris Archer – Facts of the Case

Witness Statement – Chris Archer (Defense Witness)

Witness Statement – Dean Jesse Thomas (Defense Witness)

Witness Statement – Dr. Alex Richards (Prosecution Witness)

Witness Statement – Dr. Jordan Mitchell (Defense Witness)

Witness Statement – Pat Smith (Prosecution Witness)

Witness Statement – Tyler Johnson (Prosecution Witness)

Ticket Out the Door:

Downloadable PDF -> Ticket Out the Door

Downloadable PPT -> Ticket Out the Door

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