Period 2 – Mock Trial Lesson Plan (1-27-2017)

Period 2 - Mock TrialTopic:

Case #1 – columbia-v-chris-archer

Case #2 – us-v-dominique-stephens


First Official Mock Trial Rounds

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 prepare their case briefs for the next trials

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

Mock Trial Google File & Resources:

Resources -> Mock Trial Google Drive Link 

Practice Objections Game -> Objection ! Your Honor !

Practice Trial Game -> MAKING YOUR CASE




Warm Up:


For today’s warm up I am going to give 10 minutes to get familiar with the new cases that have been released. At the end of the ten minutes you will all move to the back of the room and then chose your trial teams.

Task #1

Here are the positions of the tables for the new cases.

Case #1 – columbia-v-chris-archer

Case #2 – us-v-dominique-stephens

Mock Trial Team Prep Locations

Task #2


After teams have been selected the next thing you need to do is determine who will be fulfilling what role. I will be passing around a sign up sheet for your table to use. You will have 20 minutes to determine what role each of you will fulfill.

Task #3

Now, depending on the roll you chose you will begin preparing for trial on Monday. If you are a witness you need to start memorizing your roll. If you are an attorney in charge of questioning then you need to start determining what questions you want to ask each witness, if you are in charge of opening/closing arguments you need to begin to get familiar with the case and writing your arguments.

Ticket Out the Door:

Downloadable PDF -> Ticket Out the Door

Downloadable PPT -> Ticket Out the Door