Period 2 – Mock Trial Lesson Plan (4-8-2016)

Period 2 - Mock TrialTopic:

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):

Students will practice analyzing the complex legal dilemma of how the law should address underage killers that have been hired by organized crime associations.

*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 (0 minutes)

I am not going to do a warm up today. I will be with Mr. Nelson and some other leadership teacher’s in downtown today. If you need anything please e-mail me at MrTylersLessons@gmail.com I do have my laptop and cell with me.

Task #1 – (90 Minutes)

Message from Mr. Tyler –

Today’s assignment is unrelated to our current case, I was just thinking that since we were supposed to run our trial today and I cannot be with you that you should do something fun and straightforward that is related to trial law. Make sure to pay attention to the focus questions when analyzing this case.

Step #1 –

Download the form below, save, and share it to MrTylersLessons@gmail.com. It must be completed before you leave today.

Assignment -> Cornell Notes – Organized Crime Killers – Period # – Your Name

Step #2 – Use one of the watching methods below to view the film.

Route #1 – You this Google link to be taken to a folder where you can download the video and watch it. 

Route #2 – I embedded the video below. If the Chromebook lets you, or you want to watch on your phone, you can view the video this way.

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