Period 2 – Mock Trial Lesson Plan (4-29-2016)

Period 2 - Mock Trial

Topic:

Case – Billings v Pearson

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):

Today you will be conducting the real trial of Billings v Pearson.

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

Agenda:

Warm Up (0 minutes)

There will be no warm up today in order to give us the maximum amount of time for trial.

Task #1 (1 minutes)

When you come in today take your seats in your roles. Remember we will be representing the Prosecution. To VIEW the SIGN UP SHEET for this trial click HERE. To actually edit the sign up sheet you will need to go through your e-mail and click the link that was sent to you.

Task #2 (60 minutes)

Today we will be conducting a fun competitive trial. I listed our guests below.

VISITING ROLES:

JUDGE – The HONORABLE Judge Apilado

DEFENSE ATTORNEY – Victoria Moreno (Real Law Student in College)

JURY: We will be having 5 Senior AVID students come over to play our jury.

CAMERA CREW: Mr. Wilson’s Advanced Film Class.

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

Task #3 ( 30 minutes)

Debrief of the case and interview with Camera students.

Task #4 (10 minutes)

Jury Deliberation:

In the end the jury came to a 4-3 decision. 4 guilty verdicts and 3 not guilty.

Period 3 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (4-29-2016)

Criminal Behavior Header
Topic:

Serial Killer Behavioral Analysis

Unit:

Serial Killers

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

Students will be able to behaviorally analyze a killer without teacher’s assistance with 80% accuracy in 4 of 5 trials by completion of the unit.

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

Today’s Objective:

Students will finish writing their third and final psychological evaluation on John Hughes.

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

Vocabulary:

One-on-One Murder, Modus-Operandi, signature, characteristics

Agenda:

Warm Up: (5 minutes)

First up lets take the quiz again, but this time the answers and questions will be scrambled and you will only have 4 minutes to finish. We are shooting for 100% on every question!!

Directions:

  1. Go to M.SOCRATIVE.COM and enter the room number: “A89559B4″. 
  2. Answer the 20 questions to the best of your ability.

Task #1 (35 minutes)

Now that we are done gathering evidence on John Hughes we are going to write our 3rd and final Psychological Evaluation. The template for the assignment is below in case you were absent.

Downloadable .Doc File -> Psychological Evaluation Paper Template for Students (V2)

Rubric for assignment:

Downloadable PDF ->Psychological Evaluation Student Developed Point Rubric

Downloadable PDF ->Psychological Evaluation Teacher Grading Sheet

Resources: 

YouTube Link -> JOHN HUGHES INTERVIEW

Cornell Notes -> Cornell Notes -John Hughes- Your Name

Task #2 (5 minutes)

Quick Unit Pre-Test

  1. Go to M.Socrative.com and enter room “A89559b4”
  2. Results – *pending*

Task #3 ( 10 minutes)

Directions: Read each of the articles and list the key issues with defining the word “terrorism” that they bring up as well as where the authors disagree with each other.

Article 1 -> “In Mideast, One Weapon of Choice Is a Loaded Word”

Article 2-> “Terror and Tyranny: What Powerful States Call Terrorism May Be an Inevitable Response to Injustice”

Article 3-> “What Is Terrorism?”

Assignment -> Key Issues in Defining Terrorism – Period 3 – Your Name

Task #4 

Brief class discussion

Task #5

Now as a class we are going to figure out what is the criteria needed to class an event a terrorist attack. You can see the spreadsheet for the criteria by clicking below. To actually contribute and edit you will need to see your e-mail or look in your “Shared with me” folder in Google.

Link -> CRITERIA FOR CALLING AN EVENT TERRORISM 

Ticket Out the Door:

Downloadable PDF -> Ticket Out the Door

Period 2 – Mock Trial Lesson Plan (4-28-2016)

Period 2 - Mock Trial

Topic:

Case – Billings v Pearson

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):

Today is our last day to prep for the trial of Billings v Pearson. Over the last couple days everyone has rotated through a position for trial and we have our final teams locked in. Today you be taking a test on Billings v Pearson so we can correct and misunderstandings about the case and about using objections.

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

Agenda:

Warm Up (5 minutes)

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

Results -> *pending*

Task #1 (2 minutes)

Remember we will be representing the Prosecution. To VIEW the SIGN UP SHEET for this trial click HERE. To actually edit the sign up sheet you will need to go through your e-mail and click the link that was sent to you.

Task #2 (40 minutes)

When we are all ready you will be going back to Socrative.com and entering room “A89559b4”. There will be a timer counting down from 40:00 on the board so you can judge your time remaining.

Task #3 (20 minutes)

With the time remaining we will be going over the results of the test.

Ticket Out the Door:

Downloadable PDF -> Ticket Out the Door