Period 2 – Mock Trial Lesson Plan (4-26-2017)

Period 2 - Mock TrialTopic:

7th Round Case Prep

Case #1 – Elyse Roberts v DC

Case #2 – Jones v Metro City


Seventh 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 sexual harassment law and the impact contaminated water pipes have on citizens.

*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. What is sexual harassment law?
  2. What are some famous cases you know about contaminated water? What do you know about them?


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Task #1 (Cornell Notes)

First up today we are going to set up a Cornell notes sheet. One for each trial case we are about to see/ do.

Side #1 –

Title: – ” Elyse Roberts v DC

Essential Question – ” Was Elyse Roberts sexually harassed under the legal definition of sexual harassment?”

Side #2 –

Title – ” Jones v Metro City ”

Essential Question – “Is Metro City legally liable for the death of Samuel Jones?”

Task #2 (Law Background)

Case #1 – Elyse Roberts v DC

Case File -> Elyse Roberts v DC

Video Clip -> What is Sexual Harassment? 

Case #2 – Jones v Metro City

Case File -> Jones v Metro City

Video Clip -> Example: Flint Michigan Water Crisis

Task #3 (Trial Team Prep)

You are going to break into your trial teams  to go back over your case and paperwork from yesterday and improve upon it.

Attorneys: List of your questions and to whom.

Witnesses: Academic paragraph on who you are and what you know.

Cross: List of questions you have for each of the opposing counsels witnesses? Don’t know? FIND OUT.

Opening Argument: Written copy of opening

Closing Argument: Written copy of closing

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