Period 2 – Mock Trial Lesson Plan (2-17-20017)

Period 2 - Mock TrialTopic:

Case #1 – Kahn v Kahn (PDF)

Case #2 – Walker v Brewster (PDF)


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 finish prepping for trial.
  • Students will analyze a fictional case for practice.

*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:

There will be no warm up today.

Task #1 

Move the desks into your trial groups if your team still needs to meet. You need to have your pretrial work and presentation done before you leave today.


Sign Up Sheet Link -> Third Round of Trials Sign Up Sheet 

Google File -> Spring 2017 Trial Team Members

If you don’t know how to insert photos you can screenshot on your chromebook and drag/drop the image into the presentation. Here is how:


Task #2 ( Murder/Manslaughter/ Level of Guilty)

Step #1

Download the blank Cornell Note form below. You are going to take notes throughout the film.

Download -> Cornell Notes (V2)

Step #2

We are going to look over a Law & Order case to practice analyzing degrees of murder and the difference between voluntary and involuntary manslaughter.

Video Link -> Law & Order Season 18 – Gretchen Steele and Ray Manning 

Ticket Out the Door:

Downloadable PDF -> Ticket Out the Door

Downloadable PPT -> Ticket Out the Door

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