Period 2 – Mock Trial Lesson Plan (4-4-2017)

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:


  1. Why is it important in trial to be able to cite precedent?
  2. Where are your teams having trouble finding precedent?


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 – 

Today you will be meeting back in your trial teams. Our trial briefs still need work. I will once again be meeting with each team to discuss your trial readiness status and show your areas for improvement.

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