Period 2 – Mock Trial Lesson Plan (1-21-2016)

Period 2 - Mock TrialTopic:

Columbia vs Chris Archer


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 become familiar with the facts and witness statements concerning the case of Columbia vs Chris Archer.

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




Warm Up:

No warm up today.

Task #1

Sorry, but I cannot be with you. While I am gone follow the steps below one at a time. There will be a test tomorrow on this information so make sure to read it over.

  1. Today you are to download each of the documents below to your google account.
  2. Save each one with its title in the following format: ” File Name – Period 2 – Your Name”
  3. Share them to
  4. Read through each document and highlight important case evidence as you see it. This is your graded assignment for today. I will be watching you through google docs remotely. If I see you have not downloaded your files and highlighted the important information you will receive a “0” for today. I expect you to know the basics of the case by tomorrow. If you have any problems or questions e-mail at and I will respond as fast as possible.

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:

*Since I cannot be with you today there will be no ticket out the door.

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