Period 2 – Mock Trial Lesson Plan (3-1-2016)

Period 2 - Mock TrialTopic:

People v Stevens / Martin v Big Burger

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 trials with 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)

I am skipping the warm up to make room for trial. I want you to find your seats depending on what case you are. Team #1 will be going first today. Team #2 will be jury.

Here is the sign up sheet for reference -> To VIEW the sign up sheet click HERE.

Task #1: (40 minutes)

Team #1 will be going first. They will take their seats at the prosecution and defense tables.  Team #2 will be the jury. Jury members need to download, save, and share the jury form below.

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

Task #2: (40 minutes)

Team #2 will now conduct their trial of Martin v Big Burger. Team #1 will become the jury and Team #2 will take the floor on prosecution and defense.

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

Task #3: (10 minutes)

I want us to have a case reflection form that we can fill out at the end of a trial day. I want you to download save, and share, the document below. It is a blank document right now. I want you to come up with 5 questions we should ask ourselves at the end of each trial day that we would feel comfortable responding to and letting our peers read. These questions need to be relevant to the cases and allow for us to read the responses and know what we need to improve on as well as how we did.

Assignment: Reflection Form Student Input -> Mock Trial – Case Reflection – Student Input

Quick Question:

My daughter’s very first birthday is coming up this Friday and I am trying to think of ways to celebrate. One idea of mine is to have a little celebration during “A” lunch this Friday in my room. I was wondering if anyone would be interested in attending? Just so you know there won’t be food in accordance with California Public School Educational Code. I was just curious if anyone would be interested in celebrating this special moment for my family.

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