Period 2 – Mock Trial Lesson Plan (4-21-2016)

Period 2 - Mock TrialTopic:

Case – Billings v Pearson


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 be researching school bullying and its impact on society in order to get ready for the case of Billings v Pearson.

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


Warm Up (5 minutes)

Head to and enter room “A89559b4”

Results -> *pending*

Task #1

Before we start really examining this case to prep for trial. Remember just how serious a case this is and why the parent was considerably concerned. As a reminder of how serious an issue bullying and cyberbullying is visit the website below and see the last YouTube video this young girl posted before she committed suicide due to bullying.

Amanda Todd

Amanda Todd

(Nov 27/1996 – Oct 10/2012)


Original Video: Last YouTube Video Post

Task #2

Next up lets lock in who is playing each roll in this trial. Remember we will be competing against someone who is about to graduate from law school and is extremely good. 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 #3

With each person receiving their assignment each person individually will be filling out our usual Mission Statement form below, saving it, and sharing it to me.

Assignment -> Misson Statements, Goals, and Objectives

Task #4

Once you are finished with your Mission statement you can move on to this assignment. Download, save, and share the Cornell Note Sheet below. Then look at the infographics below formulate a usable Cornell Note document about bullying and cyber bullying.

 Assignment -> Cornell Notes – Bullying-CyberBullying – Your Name


10-cyber-bullying-facts Cyberbully-IG-85 cyber-bullying-and-e-safety-facts

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