Period 2 – Mock Trial Lesson Plan (3-30-2017)

Period 2 - Mock TrialTopic:

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 be able to explain the basic facts of the Stubenville Rape Case.
  • Students will have a basic understanding of who Albert Fish was.

*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:

Questions:

  1. Based on what we saw of the trial tape yesterday, what were three goals that the defense attorney in this case was trying to accomplish?
  2. Do you agree or disagree with the verdict of the judge in this Stubenville case? Why or why not? Explain your answer.

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 (Quick Recap)

Before we went on Spring break we worked in groups of four and each group proposed a real world case to practice trying in Mock Trial. After each group proposed their case every student cast two votes as to which cases were their top two. The result o this vote showed us the two cases we will be looking at. Results are posted below.

Task #2 (Trial & Side Assignment Reminder)

Trial Group #1 – Prosecution (People v Albert Fish)

Trial Group #2 – Defense (People v Albert Fish)

Trial Group #3 – Defense (People v Steubenville High School)

Trial Group #4- Prosecution (People v Steubenville High School)

Task #3

On a separate sheet of paper you are now going to write an academic paragraph about the Stubenville Case. You will be turning this paragraph in before your leave. The purpose of this paragraph is to show you understand the case, the charges, the defendants, the strengths and weaknesses of the prosecution and defense teams as well as why the court reached the verdict it did. IF I DO NOT HAVE THIS PARAGRAPH FROM YOU WRITTEN TO AN ACADEMIC LEVEL WITH SUFFICIENT KNOWLEDGE I CANNOT ALLOW YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN TRIAL.

REMEMBER: THE PARAGRAPH BURGER

Task #4 ( Case #1 Foundation Research)

Reminder: Both of these real world cases you have chosen as a class bring about important topics we have yet to discuss. Mental Health of the defendant and rape culture in the United States. Due to the sensitive nature of both of these topics we are going to go through each case as a class first and take Cornell notes individually. Everyone in this room needs to be aware of the facts of these cases and well as what can be learned from these cases. We are going to look at the facts of case about Albert Fish. Once again this involves taking Cornell Notes.

Video Link -> Albert Fish Video Clip (First 25 minutes of this documentary)

Cornell Notes Reminder:

Task #5

Once again, on a separate sheet of paper you are now going to write an academic paragraph about the Albert Fish Case. You will be turning this paragraph in before your leave. The purpose of this paragraph is to show you understand the case, the charges, the defendants, the strengths and weaknesses of the prosecution and defense teams as well as why the court reached the verdict it did. IF I DO NOT HAVE THIS PARAGRAPH FROM YOU WRITTEN TO AN ACADEMIC LEVEL WITH SUFFICIENT KNOWLEDGE I CANNOT ALLOW YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN TRIAL.

REMEMBER: THE PARAGRAPH BURGER

Ticket Out the Door:

Downloadable PDF -> Ticket Out the Door

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