Period 2 – Mock Trial Lesson Plan (5-13-2016)

Period 2 - Mock Trial


You Be the Judge


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 analyze real court cases and determine an outcome for the court.

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



Yeah I know, gone again. I am tired of it myself. I came up with an online activity for you today that should be hopefully fun and interesting, while at the same time keeping your trial skills up.

Task #1 ( 90 minutes)

I found old cases that were interesting and posted them to There are 10 cases in all. Each Case I will first ask you about what you think the verdict should be in the matter and then I will tell you how the case turned out and ask you if you agree with the verdict after hearing the court’s reasoning. This means there are 20 questions in all. Remember you are to respond in an academic paragraph format. State your claim and then back it up with evidence.

Go to

Enter room “A89559b4”

Results -> Period 2- Mock Trial – You Be the Judge Activity v2 (5-13-2016)

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