Period 2 – Mock Trial Lesson Plan (1-20-2017)

Period 2 - Mock Trial


Steps to Trial


Introduction to Mock Trial

Unit S.M.A.R.T. Goal:

Students will be able to list and describe the order to trial and the intent behind each step by the end of this first week.

*Unit S.M.A.R.T. Goal written with this downloadable guide -> SmartGoals Template for Educators

Today’s Objective(s):

Students will develop a google doc, share it with the teacher, and document each of the basic steps to trial.

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

Mock Trial Google File:

Mock Trial Google Drive Link 




Warm Up:

Go to and enter “A89559b4”

Results -> *pending*

Task #1

Now we will be continuing to look over the fictional case from yesterday to practice our steps to trial and I will be walking  you through the steps.

Task #4

If we get the time today we are going to start getting familiar with our first mock trial case. The following documents are downloadable in .doc format so you can download and save them as google docs in your own account. You can additionally make your own notes and highlighting digitally as well.

Downloadable Case Documents:

Columbia v Chris Archer – Facts of the Case

Witness Statement – Chris Archer (Defense Witness)

Witness Statement – Dean Jesse Thomas (Defense Witness)

Witness Statement – Dr. Alex Richards (Prosecution Witness)

Witness Statement – Dr. Jordan Mitchell (Defense Witness)

Witness Statement – Pat Smith (Prosecution Witness)

Witness Statement – Tyler Johnson (Prosecution Witness)

Ticket Out the Door:

Downloadable PDF -> Ticket Out the Door

Downloadable PPT -> Ticket Out the Door

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The presidential inauguration is today. Here is the link to be able to watch it live and the replays. -> How to watch the 2017 Presidential Inauguration 

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