Period 2 – Mock Trial Lesson Plan (3-31-2017)

Period 2 - Mock Trial

Case #1 – People v Albert Fish

Case #2 – People v Steubenville High School


Fifth Official Mock Trial Rounds

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

Students will be able to conduct to 90% 2 of 3 rounds of a mock trial with no coaching intervention.

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

Today’s Objective(s):

  • Students will have prepared their trial briefs for court.

*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*


If you never turned in your GAFE internet usage form, that was handed out during first period before break, your account may be already locked out. This means you will not be able to access your account or even use a Chromebook until that form is in and the district gets a chance to turn your account back on.

Task #1

Step #1 – 

Meet in your trial teams.

Case #1 – People v Albert Fish

Case #2 – People v Steubenville High School

Step #2 – 

Armed with your Cornell notes on your case you will be writing your legal brief. You will writing this document as a team. Make sure to share a copy to me at  Title it “Period # – Your Name – Trial – Side – Brief”. Click on the Google folder below to be taken to an online folder. The template  is in this folder as well as examples and guide for how to write a brief in case you need additional support. If you run into a problem e-mail me at and I will try to get back to you as fast as possible.

Google Link ->  Course -Mock Trial – Writing a Legal Brief