Period 2 – Mock Trial Lesson Plan (2-10-2016)

Period 2 - Mock TrialTopic:

Columbia vs Chris Archer

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 gain confidence in their courtroom abilities by walking through a scripted mock trial and then run solo through an unscripted mock trial.

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

Vocabulary:

Court 

Agenda:

Warm Up:

Head over to M.Socrative.com and room “A89559b4” for the warm up.

Results -> Period 2 – Mock Trial Warm Up Results (2-10-2016)

Task #1 

Progress report grades are due today so you need to check your synergy for the last time to let me know of any errors before I turn grades over to the school.

Task #2 

Courtroom Layout

We are going to run through the scripted mock trial of Mock Trial Script #2 -America v. Pat Morton – Scripted Mock Trial. If you don’t remember your roll look at the sign up sheet -> GOOGLE SCRIPTED MOCK TRIAL SIGN UP SHEET

Task #3

We are now going to go through the mock trial of Columbia v Chris Archer. -> If you do not remember the roll you signed up for take a look at the sign up sheet ->  GOOGLE COLUMBIA V CHRIS ARCHER SIGN UP SHEET

Task #4

Yesterday you were to create a common google doc as a team and, using the scripted mock trial of America v Pat Morton as an example, turn the unscripted case of Columbia v Chris Archer into a scripted trial. Lets see how these scripts turned out.

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)

MOCK TRIAL STEPS AND SKILLS RESOURCES:

Mock Trial Skill – Cross Examination (V1)

Mock Trial Skill – Cross Examination (V2)

Mock Trial Skill – Direct Examination (v1)

Mock Trial Skill – Direct Examination (V2)

Mock Trial Skill – Giving Opening Argument (V1)

Mock Trial Skill – Giving Opening Argument (v2)

Objections Cheat Sheet (V1)

objections Cheat Sheet (V2)

Steps in a Jury Trial

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