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%.