Period 2 – Mock Trial Lesson Plans (3-11-2016)

Period 2 - Mock TrialTopic:

Case #1 – Caldwell v B.A.R.T.

Case #2 – Florida v Zimmerman

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 practice utilizing time management to prepare for trial.

*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 (10 minutes)

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

Results – *pending*

Task #1 – Sign Up – (10 minutes)

I sent an e-mail to everyone through their school accounts inviting you to sign up for the new cases. Currently it is locked in “view only” mode. I will open it up for editing during class. Unlike what we have done in the past do not worry specifically which witness you want to be etc yet. Just sign up for the case, side, and position type you want.

Task #2 – Trial prep – (70 minutes)

This time we won’t be doing retired mock trial cases. We will be running real cases of importance that have already been concluded. The idea to do this originated with you all based on your survey results from two days ago in the class warm up. Due to the fact we are doing this, the information for these cases is not neatly and conveniently located in a single PDF file for you. You will need to hunt down and research the facts of these cases. To get ready for trial every student will write a legal BRIEF about their case based on the side they are on and case they chose to argue.

Assignment: Trial Brief -> Trial Brief – (Case Name) – Your Name

Example:Trial Brief  -> Trial Brief Example(Barnes & Ricks)

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