Period 2 – Mock Trial Lesson Plans (3-31-2016)

Period 2 - Mock TrialTopic:

Case #1 – People v. Andrew Madison (Assault)

Case #2 – US v Dominique Stephens (1st Degree Murder Charge)

Unit:

Steps to Trial

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

Students will be able to argue a jury trial 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 analyze their performance of yesterdays practice trial and provide constructive peer feedback so that teams can improve.

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

Vocabulary/Concepts:

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

Agenda:

Warm Up (5 minutes)

Head over to M.Socrative.com and enter room “A89559b4”

Results –

Task #1

Today we are going to start off with constructively breaking down your performance in yesterday’s trials. Each team will be given a poster paper and marker. Depending on the group you are in your poster will look slightly differently. Download the PDF file below to see what format your groups poster should be.

Downloadable PDF -> Practice Trial Break Down Activity

Task #2

Once all the posters are set up you will be passing them to the next numerical group to fill them out. That group will have five minutes to answer all three parts of the poster. Once the countdown timer on the big screen hits “0” each group will pass their poster to the next numerical group and so on until the group that created the poster get back their original.  The hard part will be that no group is allowed to just repeat something a previous group has stated on the poster.

Task #3

Once all groups are done we will combine the cases by side and content. Then we will display these posters for quick reference.

Ticket Out the Door –

1.”What level of Webb’s depth of knowledge do you think we primarily worked at today? Why?”

Webbs Depth of Knowledge Chart

2. On a scale of 0% to 100% did we meet our objective for today? 100% means you believe we absolutely hit the objective. 

3. By percentage, how much of today do you feel was “active learning” vs “passive learning”? You answer must total 100%. 

Period 3 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (3-31-2016)

Criminal Behavior HeaderTopic:

Introduction to the Russian Mafia (Eurasian Mob)

Unit:

Organized Crime

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

At the end of this unit students have stated they will understand how structured criminal organizations originated, remain in power, how they are affiliated, strategies they implement, and how dangerous each is. Additionally, students have stated they will have developed the following skills: reading, analysis, observation, and identification. Success will be measured by four specific student developed goal oriented objectives they have designed to measure success culminating in a student developed summative project at the end of this unit.

Downloadable  PDF -> Student SMART Goal Input – Organized Crime

*Unit S.M.A.R.T. Goal written with this downloadable guide -> SmartGoals Template for Educators

Today’s Objective:

Students will be able to explain the basic organizational structure, history, and specialties of the Russian Mafia.

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

C.C.S.S. Standards:

WHST 11-12.2 – Write informative/explanatory texts.

*While Common Core Social Studies standards are currently under development my courses adhere to following the C.C.S.S. standards for English.

Agenda:

Warm Up – (5 minutes)

Go to M.Socrative.com and enter room “A89559b4”.

Results -> *pending*

Task #1 – (40 minutes) 

Today you will once again be broken up into eight small groups. Each group will be utilizing their technology to create a Russian Mafia Informational Poster today. The poster must include the following:

  • Title
  • History of the group
  • Organizational Structure
  • Ethnic Groups it Contains
  • Notable Figures
  • Specialties (Ex: Arms Sales)

Task #2 – (5 minutes)

Once your group is done you need to tell me and I will post it on display.

Task #3 – (5 minutes)

Once all groups posters are displayed every student will be given a physical ballot (vote). Each student will go up and look at the displayed posters and judge them on a 1-5 scale. 1 = very poor quality to 10 = amazing and covers every topic. The poster that receives the highest score after all ballots are added up will receive extra credit.

Task #4 – (N/A Time)

Should you have any down time you need to use it for completing your essay that is due by midnight tomorrow. The instructions are still listed under “Homework” below.

Ticket Out the Door –

1.”What level of Webb’s depth of knowledge do you think we primarily worked at today? Why?”

Webbs Depth of Knowledge Chart

2. On a scale of 0% to 100% did we meet our objective for today? 100% means you believe we absolutely hit the objective. 

3. By percentage, how much of today do you feel was “active learning” vs “passive learning”? You answer must total 100%. 

Homework: 

Your Essay on La Cosa Nostra is due this Friday (4-1-2016)

La Cosa Nostra Essay Template

Paragraph 1 – (8-9 sentences)

Introduce the reader to who La Cosa Nostra is, how organized crime operates, and some of the vocabulary that they used such as “A front” or “shakedown”. Additionally, introduce the reader to how many crime families make up the Italian Mafia, where they came from, and how they conflict with each other.

Paragraph 2 – (8-9 sentences)

Now explain how La Cosa Nostra began back in Italy and how they came to the United States. How did they force people to pay them “protection” money or force them to buy illegal products from them? Think about what you saw in “The Untouchables” film clips.

Paragraph 3 – (8-9 sentences)

Go into detail about how many families make up the Italian Mafia and how they conflict with each other. Think about the activities we did before break. Focus on how conflict started with how the families all wanted to own all of New York.

Paragraph 4 – (8-9 sentences)

Talk about how law enforcement tries to bring down organized crime. Think about the activity we did about undercover A.T.F. and D.E.A. agents who went undercover  and lied to get into the mob and once again think about the film clips you saw from “The Untouchables” and Elliot Ness’s efforts.

Paragraph 5 – (8-9 sentences)

Explain to the reader why they should care about organized crime and how it negatively impacts society.

Period 2 – Mock Trial Lesson Plans (3-30-2016)

Period 2 - Mock TrialTopic:

Case #1 – People v. Andrew Madison (Assault)

Case #2 – US v Dominique Stephens (1st Degree Murder Charge)

Unit:

Steps to Trial

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

Students will be able to argue a jury trial 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 conduct their trial skills on their current cases to 90% accuracy.

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

Vocabulary/Concepts:

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

Agenda:

Warm Up (5 minutes)

Head over to M.Socrative.com and enter room “A89559b4”

Results –

Task #1 (80 minutes – 40 minutes per case)

Mock Trial Team Locations for Trial

Today we are doing our practice trials.  When you are in the jury remember to download, save, and share your jury notes. Make sure you are appropriate because these notes will be public record.

To VIEW the SIGN UP SHEET you can CLICK HERE. To actually edit and modify it though you have to go through the invite that was e-mailed to you.

Case #1 – People v. Andrew Madison (Assault)

Case #2 – US v Dominique Stephens (1st Degree Murder Charge)

Task #2 – (5 minutes)

Ensure Student Feedback about how each trial went and what each team could do to improve is shared to me.

Jury Form -> Each Person will download the jury form below and use it like they would in a real video recorded trial. Make sure to be polite because this jury form will be eventually be shared to everyone.

Assignment -> Jury Notes – (Case Name) – Period 2 – (Your Name)

TICKET OUT THE DOOR:

Webbs Depth of Knowledge Chart