Period 2 – Mock Trial Lesson Plans (2-17-2016)

Period 2 - Mock TrialTopic:

Columbia v 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):

Today students will perform the unscripted mock trial of Columbia v Chris Archer.

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

Vocabulary:

Court 

Agenda:

Warm Up:

I am going to skip the warm up today.

  Task #1 

Today we are going to run the unscripted mock trial of Columbia v Chris Archer. You have had the information for this case for two weeks. Team 1 will go first followed by Team 2

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)

Task #2 

Lets do a brief debrief after team 1 goes of what we need to improve on.

Task #3

Now Team #2 will conduct their trial.

Task #4

Now we will select our next trial. Please look through the following four cases and vote for one.

  1. Martin-v-Big-Burger
  2. People-v-Jackson
  3. People-v-McGrew
  4. People-v-Stevens

Task #5 

Lets select roles for each student for the trial that we choose. I have e-mailed everyone in 2nd period and sent an invitation to edit. This means you can put the roll you want in and your name to claim the roll. Remember that now your name is attached to everything you do in this document. You can view the sign up sheet for the next trial by clicking the link: (The link will be inserted when we have a trial selected)

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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