Period 2 – Mock Trial Lesson Plan (5-12-2017)

Period 2 - Mock TrialTopic:

Legal Concept = Equality under the law.

Legal Concept = Civilians being tried in military court.


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 examine the Lincoln Conspiracy Trial.

*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 is still locked out. You need to go to the front office before school, during lunch, or after school to get another copy of the form, fill it out, and send it in. You are also welcome to download, print, and send in a copy using the link below->



Task #1 (The Lincoln Conspiracy Trial)

Sorry I have to be gone today. First thing I want you to do is finish answering your questions from the first two sections we have viewed. If you have been gone, three days ago we started this assignment. If you you were gone, click on the shared Google link below. It will take you to a template we will use for today’s work. Remember after you click on the link to go to File and click on “Make a Copy”. This will add a copy to your Google account. After this title the work “Period # – Your Name – The Conspirator Viewing Guide”. Share your work to

Assignment -> The Conspirator Viewing Guide 

Task #2 ( People v Tyson Trial Brief)

Some of you have still not filled out your trial brief for this case to completion. You need to get back into this form and finish it.

Task #3 (Trial prep)

Time remaining students will be getting into their groups for trial prep. Students will be creating a pre-trial Google slideshow on their case. They can use their previous versions to work from.  Two groups have shared their work already with me and two more have to share theirs.

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