Period 2 – Mock Trial Lesson Plan (4-27-2016)

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 conducting another practice trial on Billings v Pearson. This time everyone who fulfilled their role yesterday will be jury.

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


Warm Up (5 minutes)

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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 (60 minutes)

2nd string participants will take their place in court. Jury members will take their seat in the jury pool.

2nd String Participants – You will be using your prep work for trial.

Jury Pool – Assignment -> Jury Notes – (Case Name) – Period 2 – (Your Name)

Task #3 ( 30 minutes)

Jury members will put their notes on the screen and report out.