Period 2 – Mock Trial Lesson Plan (5-22-2017)

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 write a trial brief for their 7th round.

*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*



As an opportunity to reward those that are checking the website regularly via computer or cell phone E-Mail the answer to this question to receive +100 points of E.C.

Question: “What is the significance of  the U.S. Supreme Court case Marbury v Madison? Why is this case and its outcome still significant 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)

If you have not already, 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 ( 7th Round Mock Trial)

I know we were planning on doing the trial today. However, since I have to be off campus again and I know seniors want to get this trial completed so they can receive their credit, I am going to turn this trial into a written trial brief as a way for you to prove subject matter competency for this trial. Each member of each team will be writing a trial brief individually and sharing it to This will be a five paragraph standard academic format. You have 90 minutes to complete this today so you have no reason not to have the finished before you leave class. If you want to hand write this trial brief you may, I will pick it up from you when I see you again. I would recommend you type this trial up with the title “Period # – Your Name – 7th Round Trial) that way you know it has been sent in and I have access to grade it. Use the format below for guidance in writing.


Your Case Name and Side

Paragraph 1:

Introduction to the case

Paragraph 2:

Laws involved in this case with an explanation of how they are involved in this case, previous cases that have been tried that you can bring up in court as precedent and how they can support your side. Refer back to your packets / PDF files for this.

Paragraph 3:

Witnesses you will be calling forth, the questions you will ask them, and the primary function for each.

Paragraph 4:

Explain the significance of this case and why your side needs to win.

Paragraph 5:

Essentially your closing argument for trial.

2 thoughts on “Period 2 – Mock Trial Lesson Plan (5-22-2017)

  1. Mr Tyler im confused with Paragraph 3 do we write about the role you have or do we have to write all the witnesses and questions we will ask the other group?

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