Period 2 – Mock Trial Lesson Plans (1-22-2016)

Period 2 - Mock TrialTopic:

Columbia vs Chris Archer – Day 2

Unit:

Columbia v Chris Archer

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

Students will be able to argue the case of Columbia v Chris Archer in the correct trial steps order with 90% accuracy.

*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

Vocabulary:

Court 

Agenda:

Warm Up:

Go to m.socrative.com and enter room number “A89559b4” and take the test on Columbia v Chris Archer – Basic Facts. You will  have 5 minutes to take the exam. If you talk about the exam or attempt to share the answers you will receive a “0”.

Quiz Results -> Period 2 Mock Trial – Quiz Results

Task #1

When you look at the white board you will see that you will be signing up for a roll in the upcoming trial. Depending on the roll you choose you will be in trial group #1 or trial group #2. You should already be familiar with the basic facts of the case. For this first trial I am letting you sign up for your own roll to see how it goes. If it goes well I will continue to let you sign up for your own rolls.

Task #2

Now that you have selected a roll it is time to get ready for trial. Depending on your roll your assignment for today will change. ONLY do the work for the roll you signed up for.

Mock Trial Role - Prosecutor

Prosecutors – Your job today is to write an opening argument for the prosecution side. This argument should be 3-4 paragraphs in length and outlining the case in a light that will support your side. Create your opening argument in google doc, save it in the usual format of “file name – Period 2 – Your Name” and share it to MrTylersLessons@gmail.com

Mock Trial Role - Defense Attorneys

Defense Attorneys – Your job today is to write an opening argument for the defense side. This argument should be 3-4 paragraphs in length and outlining the case in a light that will support your side. Create your opening argument in google doc, save it in the usual format of “file name – Period 2 – Your Name” and share it to MrTylersLessons@gmail.com

Mock Trial Role - Witnesses

Witnesses – Your assignment today is to know your roll inside and out so that when you get called to the stand you can answer questions from both sides intelligently. Download the .doc below and share it to MrTylersLessons@gmail.com

Downloadable .doc file -> Columbia vs Chris Archer – Witness Prep Work

Task #3

If there is time remaining and all sides have their prep work done we will disburse into our trial groups. Trial Group #1 will stay with me and Trial Group #2 will go to Mr. Apilado’s room next door. We will be practicing our steps to trial and delivering our opening arguments.

CASE RESOURCES

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

Special Recognition: 

The mock trial class as a whole was on point and focused. Good job teams!

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