Period 2 – Mock Trial Lesson Plan (1-23-2017)

Period 2 - Mock Trial


Billings v Pearson


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 go through the legal documents associated with this case and prepare their case briefs.

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

Mock Trial Google File:

Mock Trial Google Drive Link 




Warm Up:

Step #1 – Wifi is having issues. Grab a piece of paper at the back of the room and do the warm up by hand.

Step #2 – Title you paper “Name, date, period,” on the top right corner.

Step #3 – Answer the questions below fully.

Question 1 = What is the purpose of jury selection?

Question 2 = What is the purpose of Opening Arguments?

Question 3 = Which side starts the trial? Prosecution or defense?

Task #1

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


Task #2

Due to the wifi issues our first case will actually be that of Billings v Pearson. I will be giving you physical copies of these case files today. DO NOT lose these physical copies. If you lose your copy it will be your responsibility to replace it.


Ticket Out the Door:

Downloadable PDF -> Ticket Out the Door

Downloadable PPT -> Ticket Out the Door

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