Period 2 – Mock Trial Lesson Plans (4-25-2016)

Period 2 - Mock Trial


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 and prepping witnesses for trial.

*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 (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 (28 minutes)

In groups of four you will look over the witness list and see what each witness has to offer and rank their value plus analyze their strengths and weaknesses.  Each person is to download, save, and share the assignment below – >

Assignment -> Billings v Pearson – Witness Analysis – Your Name

Task #3 (28 minutes)

Now we need to figure out which witnesses we need to pull and in what order.

Assignment -> Billings v Pearson – Witness Call Order – Your Name

Task #4 (28 minutes)

Now we will start putting witnesses up on the stand to be questioned by their attorneys. I will represent the defense till the day of the real trial.


Each person has a role in the competitive trial to come. Tonight you need to begin studying your roll and prepping. Tomorrow we put the trial up on its feet  in order.

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