Period 2 – Mock Trial Lesson Plan (2-9-2017)

Period 2 - Mock TrialTopic:

Trial Skill Building Day


Second Official Mock Trial Rounds

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

Students will be able to conduct 2 of 3 rounds of a mock trial with minimal coaching intervention.

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

Today’s Objective(s):

Students will through individual and peer assistance, go through several exercises designed to increase their critical thinking skills when it comes to analyzing witness statements for trial.

*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:

No warm up today.

Task #1

We are going to go through several exercises today. I have uploaded the PDF copies of each exercises below. Every student today will be given a hard copy of each of these exercises so they can highlight, underline, and make notes as needed.

Exercise #1

Downloadable PDF Copy :

Exercise #1 – Harrys Hotrod Haven

Exercise #2

Downloadable PDF Copy :

Exercise #2 – Trial of David Jacobson

Ticket Out the Door:

Downloadable PDF -> Ticket Out the Door

Downloadable PPT -> Ticket Out the Door


I want you to do the following exercise and have it ready to turn in by tomorrow.

Exercise #3

Downloadable PDF Copy :

Exercise #3 – Fender Bender on First Street