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

Period 2 - Mock Trial
Topic:

Case #1 – People v Albert Fish

Case #2 – People v Steubenville High School

Unit:

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

Agenda:

Warm Up:

*No Warm Up Today*

Reminder:

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 MrTylersLessons@gmail.com  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 MrTylersLessons@gmail.com and I will try to get back to you as fast as possible.

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

Period 3 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (3-31-2017)

Criminal Behavior Header

Topic:

Introduction to Killers Unit

Unit:

Killers Unit

Objective:

  • Students will have researched 10 serial killers and their backgrounds
  • Utilizing their researched material they will have decided which side to the Nature v Nurture argument they believe is most responsible for serial killer cognitive development.

Agenda:

Warm Up:

*No warm up today*

Task #1 – (Recap)

Briefly review the information that you were introduced to two days ago.

Downloadable PDF -> Introduction to Analyzing Killers (V3)

Task #2 – (82 Minutes)

Today you will be finishing your Google slideshow. Remember, once you have created it share it to me at MrTylersLessons@gmail.com If you do not remember how to create a Google slideshow then click HERE to be taken to a simplistic article on HOW TO CREATE A GOOGLE SLIDESHOW or you can search online for instructions. Follow the format below for the slide show:

Title for Slideshow:

Killers – Nature or Nurture? – Period # – Your Name

Slide #1 –

Name of the Assignment, Your Name, Period #, Today’s Date

Slide #2 –

Define what a killer is. Explain the Nature vs Nurture Argument briefly. I know we have never discussed this before so here is the shortest explanation I can give you. The Nature Argument states that people are the way they are because they were born that way. So if you are a killer it is because it is in your DNA and you cannot help be what you are. The Nurture Argument states that people are a product of their environment. So if someone is a killer they were not born that way, but rather learned that behavior from whomever and/or wherever they grew up.

Resource -> Nature vs Nurture Debate (RSA Animators)

Slide #3 through Slide #12 – 

Chose 10 killers that you want to do a little research on and devote one slide to each. Use the format below on each slide. Graphic images are not necessary or appreciated. Brief explanation of the person’s crime is good enough.

Slide #3 through Slide #12 format:

Name:

Photo:

Crime(s):

Childhood Background: 

Slide #13 – 

Now that you have briefly described 10 killers and their backgrounds list on this slide show things that all 10 killers had in common.

Slide #14 – 

Now, after having researched all those killers and this backgrounds, answer this question. “Are killers born that way (Nature Argument) or are they a product of their environment (Nurture Argument)?

Period 4 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plans (3-31-2017)

Criminal Behavior Header

Topic:

Introduction to Killers Unit

Unit:

Killers Unit

Objective:

  • Students will have researched 10 serial killers and their backgrounds
  • Utilizing their researched material they will have decided which side to the Nature v Nurture argument they believe is most responsible for serial killer cognitive development.

Agenda:

Warm Up:

*No warm up today*

Task #1 – (Recap)

Briefly review the information that you were introduced to two days ago.

Downloadable PDF -> Introduction to Analyzing Killers (V3)

Task #2 – (82 Minutes)

Today you will be finishing your Google slideshow. Remember, once you have created it share it to me at MrTylersLessons@gmail.com If you do not remember how to create a Google slideshow then click HERE to be taken to a simplistic article on HOW TO CREATE A GOOGLE SLIDESHOW or you can search online for instructions. Follow the format below for the slide show:

Title for Slideshow:

Killers – Nature or Nurture? – Period # – Your Name

Slide #1 –

Name of the Assignment, Your Name, Period #, Today’s Date

Slide #2 –

Define what a killer is. Explain the Nature vs Nurture Argument briefly. I know we have never discussed this before so here is the shortest explanation I can give you. The Nature Argument states that people are the way they are because they were born that way. So if you are a killer it is because it is in your DNA and you cannot help be what you are. The Nurture Argument states that people are a product of their environment. So if someone is a killer they were not born that way, but rather learned that behavior from whomever and/or wherever they grew up.

Resource -> Nature vs Nurture Debate (RSA Animators)

Slide #3 through Slide #12 – 

Chose 10 killers that you want to do a little research on and devote one slide to each. Use the format below on each slide. Graphic images are not necessary or appreciated. Brief explanation of the person’s crime is good enough.

Slide #3 through Slide #12 format:

Name:

Photo:

Crime(s):

Childhood Background: 

Slide #13 – 

Now that you have briefly described 10 killers and their backgrounds list on this slide show things that all 10 killers had in common.

Slide #14 – 

Now, after having researched all those killers and this backgrounds, answer this question. “Are killers born that way (Nature Argument) or are they a product of their environment (Nurture Argument)?