Period 2 – Mock Trial Lesson Plan (5-18-2017)

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.
  • Students will assist in setting the calendar for the rest of the semester in order to ensure that all seniors are on the same page.

*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*


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Task #1 (Student Calendar)

We will go over the end of year events that are planned and make a student calendar. We will be doing our last trial as a whole group on May 22nd. Seniors last day will be May 25th. After this Sophomores and Juniors will form new teams for their last trial.


Task #2 (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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