Period 2 – Mock Trial Lesson Plan (2-14-2017)

Period 2 - Mock TrialTopic:

Trial Skill Building Day


Third 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:

1.Grab a Chromebook and login.

2.Go to Google and create a blank document.

3.Title it “Period #2 – Your Name – Speaking Exercise #1”.

4.Share it to

5.Each individual person will chose a SCHOOL APPROPRIATE TOPIC.

6.On the Google Doc. Type the name of the topic you are going to speak on.

7.You will have 10 minutes to prep for this exercise. PUT WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO SAY ON THE GOOGLE DOC.

8.You will speak for no more than 1 MINUTE. At 1 MINUTE you will be CUT OFF.

9. The purpose of this exercise is to get you more comfortable with speaking loudly enough that everyone can hear you in the mock trial courtroom.

Task #1 (Case Review)

First up, as promised I am going to list several cases below and have you vote on which case you find to be the most interesting so we can find two more cases you will be interested in trying in court.

Read through the cases below before voting.

Case #1 – jones-v-metro-city

Case #2 –elyse-roberts-v-dc

Case #3 – hester-v-metro-city

Case #4 –walker-v-brewster

Case #5- sandra-w-v-gregg-m

Case #6 – naah-v-john-king-trust

Case #7 – martin-v-big-burger

Case #8 – kahn-v-kahn

Task #2 (Class Case Vote)

Task #3 (Trial Skill Exercises)

I will give you a hard copy of the exercise below.

Exercise -> Exercise – Who Wrote the Song?

Ticket Out the Door:

Downloadable PDF -> Ticket Out the Door

Downloadable PPT -> Ticket Out the Door


I handed you hard copies for the assignment below. Read over the article and do the first two columns (positions and summaries of statements).

PDF- > Exercise – Chemical Article with Analysis Sheet