Period 2 – Mock Trial Lesson Plans (1-25-2016)

Period 2 - Mock TrialTopic:

Columbia vs Chris Archer – Day 3

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 demonstrate their knowledge of the trial steps with the case of Columbia v 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”.

Results -> Period 2 – Warm Up Results (1-25-2016)

Task #1

At this moment Prosecution and Defense Teams should be ready to give their opening arguments. We are going to test drive these arguments today in class right now. Each team needs to select which member of theirs will be representing them for opening arguments. After each speaker is chosen for teams #1 and #2 all students will meet in the back of the room in the center.

Task #2

We will be following the steps below for Task #2

Step #1 – Students, now at the back of the room in the center, will go to the side of the room that they are already inclined to agree with. The right side of the room will be for those who think Chris Archer is guilty. The left side of the room is for those who think Chris Archer is innocent. Stay in the middle of the room if you are not inclined to pick a side at this time.

Step #2 – Speaking Prosecutor for Team #1 will give his/her opening argument

Step #3 – Students will now move about the room as their opinion on Chris Archer’s guiltiness changes.

Step #4 – Speaking Defense attorney for Team #1 will give his/her opening argument

Step #5 – Students will now move about the room as their opinion on Chris Archer’s guiltiness changes.

Step #6 – The person who created the most change in student opinion will win.

Step #7 – Students will reset to the middle of the room.

Step #8 – Speaking Prosecutor for Team #2 will give his/her opening argument

Step #9 – Students will now move about the room as their opinion on Chris Archer’s guiltiness changes.

Step #10 – Speaking Defense attorney for Team #2 will give his/her opening argument

Step #11 – Students will now move about the room as their opinion on Chris Archer’s guiltiness changes.

Step #12-  The person who created the most change in student opinion will win.

Student Work Evidence:

Task #3

Now we will divide as a class and run through the steps to trial. Team #1 will stay in the room with me. Team #2 will go into the room next door. Both teams will then run through the steps to trial. Be ready to question your witnesses.

Student Work Evidence:

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

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