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Insanity Plea -- "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe
This is a fun activity to help students analyze a classic short story and practice using logical evidence and reason in persuasive writing and speech. NOTICE that this "Insanity Plea" activity is included in the Psychotic Short Stories unit, so don't purchase both as you'd be paying twice for the s
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The Trial of SpongeBob SquarePants
The Trial of SpongeBob SquarePants is a fun activity to help students practice using logical evidence and reason (logos) in persuasive writing and speech. The Common Core State Standards for seventh, eighth, and ninth grades mention the word "evidence" nearly twenty times! But one of the things my

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Mock Trial Graphic Organizers and Procedures
Overview: This mock trial bundle has graphic organizers designed to help middle school classes transition from written arguments to verbal interactive debating. Specifically, I use this to support imagining an “other” when designing an argument rather than writing in a vacuum as is often required o
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Model UN: International Court of Justice - Syria
Model United Nations ICJ simulation on Syria: Sixty-two teachers have bought this product and the reviews are flattering. It was updated August 8, 2019 with the addition of a power point on the ICJ. Are you interested in doing an International Court of Justice (ICJ) simulation? Using this product
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Mock Trials for Government and Civics Classes: The Trial of Bugs Bunny
Bugs Bunny is a trickster, no doubt, but is he capable of theft and assault? Your government class will have to determine that as they take on the roles of court officials, witnesses, and jurors in this mock trial. There are 8 character parts: 2 female and 6 male. This mock trial is designed to te
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Supreme Court & Judicial Branch Bundled Unit
This bundled Unit has all you will need to cover the Supreme Court, Judicial Branch and Article 3 of the U.S. Constitution. Unit includes 6 different products with lessons designed to address multiple learning styles and hands on activities that make students active learners. Make the Supreme Cou
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"Lamb to the Slaughter" Mock Trial Directions
My students read "Lamb to the Slaughter" by Roald Dahl every fall and this mock trial is always a lesson they remember and ask to do over and over. Unfortunately it doesn't fit with every piece of literature. The lesson requires close reading, critical thinking, argument writing, oral communicatio
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The Tell-Tale Heart Mock Trial
Assembled here are eight individual resources used with 8th graders to conduct a mock trial based on Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart”. For my classes, this was a major-fun!- culminating project in the 2nd trimester. However, I think it could easily be adapted to other purposes, including part
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Mock Trial: Truman and the Atomic Bomb
This lesson will have students critically explore and evaluate the controversial decision made by the United States’ President Harry S. Truman to use the atomic bomb to end the war with Japan. Charged with ‘Crimes Against Humanity’ under Article 6 of the Nuremberg Charter, students will simulate a m
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Exploring Careers: Law, Public Safety,Corrections & Security | Distance Learning
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This career unit gives students an introduction to the law, public safety, corrections and security career cluster and what a career in this field would be like. This is perfect for a career, technology, CTE or business class. The included PowerPoint presentation can be used by the teacher for who
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American Government (Bureaucracy) The Iron Triangle Project
I have been teaching American Government for ages and I try to find new ways to engage students with certain topics. Teaching Bureaucracy and the concept of Iron Triangles / Regulations became a lot easier with this activity. Students are paired up and given a scenario in which they work for a par
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Being a Juror for Government and Civics Classes
Room 311 created this resource as a way for you to engage your government or civics students in learning about what it means to be a juror. This assignment encourages debate and discussion among your students as they take on the role of jurors in well-known cases in history. This resource works best
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Murder Mock Trial (People v. Lovells)
Mel Gapinski has been murdered! Your students can bring justice for this crime by playing as lawyers and witnesses in this mock trial. The packet includes 6 witness statements, the charging document and stipulations, 4 exhibits including an autopsy report/results of DNA testing, and a simplified rul
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Mock Trials for Government and Civics Classes: The Trial of Snow White
In this mock trial, your students will act as court officials, witnesses, and jurors to determine if Snow White murdered Prince Charming. What could have driven her to such a crime? And did she do it? Your government or civics class will have a great time as they determine her guilt or innocence.
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Model UN - Capital Punishment
At this point in May 2020, eighty-three teachers have purchased this Model United Nations product. Have you tried to conduct a simulation of the UN, only to have it become completely unrealistic, and descend into silliness, where students have no idea of the policy of the country they're representi
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Mock Trials for Government and Civics Classes: The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf
Booker T. Wolf has been accused of murdering the two pig brothers in this mock trial for your government or civics class. Hand out roles to each member of your class, either as a part of the court process, a witness or a juror and let your class decide. Is he innocent or guilty? There are 9 charact
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Boston Massacre
The Boston Massacre was one of the events that led to revolution in the colonies. Recreate the fascinating trial of the British captain, Thomas Preston. Interestingly, one of America's biggest patriots, John Adams, represented the British captain accused of murder for the deaths that occurred durin
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Bill Proposal Template
Use this template to provide a hands on experience for your students. I use this template to write classroom bills (rules) the first few days of school. Then we vote them into law, this provides accountability and ownership on their part.
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Mock Trials for Government and Civics Classes: The Trial of Kat Kyle
Your government or civics class has been tasked with determining whether Kat Kyle really is an infamous cat burglar in this mock trial. Your students will take on roles as court officers, witnesses or jury members to determine Kat's guilt or innocence. There are 8 character parts: 5 female and 3 m
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Murder Mystery--Who Killed Julianne Stevens?
Who Killed Julianne Stevens? Your students will use clues and reasoning to venture their guess and then write a summary of their hypothesis. Some students will get it right and some will get it wrong, but every student will enjoy this mystery and the writing that goes along with it. This is an excel
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The U.S. Supreme Court & Juvenile Justice
Students use printable information cards with facts about landmark Supreme Court cases that have helped define the juvenile justice system in the United States in order to compare and contrast the adult and juvenile justice systems. They then act as judge for three juvenile cases where they must us
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Assassination of Franz Ferdinand CSI Investigation!
Teachers, transform your class into a CSI investigation of one of the most notorious assassinations in history, the spark which started Word War I! In this critical thinking, problem-based learning activity, your students become sleuths, competing in collaborative groups to unravel the murder of th
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MOCK TRIAL! - The Guide, Rubrics, and Handouts to the Ultimate Project
Would you like to see your students rise to the highest of expectations? Watch your students transform into lawyers pushing the envelope of persuasion, witnesses carefully building a case, or judge/jury to conduct it fairly and appropriately. Do you want to have some of the most fun in your teaching
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Mock Trial: Class Preparation
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This lesson will provide students with an introductory framework from which to understand the judiciary process. Students will delve into the fundamental aspects of a courtroom such as: the basic structure and lay-out of a courtroom, the function of different roles (judge, jury, defense, prosecutor)
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