Period 2 – Mock Trial Lesson Plans (2-16-2016)

Period 2 - Mock TrialTopic:

Generic Car Theft Case


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. Team #2 will be going today.

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




Warm Up:

Head to and go to room “A89559b4”.

Results -> Period 2 Warm Up Results (2-16-2016)

 Task #1 

Mock Trial Script #1 – Case of the Stolen Car Team #2 will go today and Team #1 will act as jury. If you are in the jury today you need to dowload the form below, save it as a google doc, and then share it to

Downloadable .doc – > Juror Notes – Stolen Car Case – 2-16-2016 – Period 2 – (Your Name Here)

Click HERE to see your roll in today’s case.

Task #2 

I would like to have the class elect five student leaders. The roll of these leaders is to give their input and honest feedback about the content, structure, work, and instructional practices I utilize. These leaders will help shape how the class operates. These individuals must volunteer themselves for the position, know how e-mail works, and check their e-mail on a regular weekly basis. Additionally, these leaders will not have to physically meet with me because we will take care of our work online through Google chatroom use and e-mail. If you are interested in the position please print your name on the white board in the appropriate box. If more than five people volunteer then will have a anonymous student vote determine who the leaders are.

Task #3

Lets look over the sign up sheet for the unscripted case of Columbia v Chris Archer and fill in the gapes created by students that have had to be transferred out.

Google Columbia Case Sign up Sheet -> COLUMBIA v CHRIS ARCHER SIGN UP 

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 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