Period 2 – Mock Trial Lesson Plan (5-9-2016)

Period 2 - Mock TrialTopic:

Case – People v Richard Arnold


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 take Cornell Notes on the real trial of People v Richard Arnold.

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


Warm Up 

There will be no warm up today. I will be off site today.


Below is the list of who is going which day to DVI. I got this official list after talking to the person who set up and organized this trip. We will be taking the school vans. Students who will be going tomorrow will be leaving at 8:00. Call slips will be going out for you. We will be back before school lets out.

DVI Field Trip Student List

Task #1 

Today since I cannot be with you and I know we have spent several days on prepping for our most recent trial I thought the best thing for us to do is to look over real lawyers in action again. Follow the steps below to complete Task #1.

Step #1 – Download, save, and share, this Cornell Note Document -> Cornell Notes – People v Richard Arnold – Your Name

Step #2 – Watch the case of People v Richard Arnold by clicking on this VIDEO LINK. If the video link does not work with the Chromebooks then click HERE to be taken to the REAL TRIAL GOOGLE folder with the video in it so you can download it to your account and watch it that way. I was able to get it successfully loaded at 9:02 so it make take a minute for Google to process the video. REMEMBER, You are going to click “download” and the video will download to your account. Even if Google says its processing the video you can still download it. Lastly, some people are confused by the next screen. To clarify what Google is saying I will translate. Google is saying it cannot scan the file for viruses. It is NOT saying the file is a virus. Click on the blue “Download Anyway” button below to download the video.  I want you watching the attorneys for prosecution and defense specifically. Stacy Running prosecutes and Kerry Armstrong argues for the defense. Lastly, this is an attempted murder case.

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