Project goals:Develop strong argumentative skills, both written and orallyUnderstand the differences between criminal, civil, and appellate casesJudge an argument based on evidence and reasoningAbout the project:There are three different cases students will argue. Each of the cases has a very simila
This is a lesson plan for a mock trial over the Supreme Court Case: Cherokee Nation vs. Georgia. It provides instructions for the teacher and students. It displays how to divide up students into their character roles along with what to do as a team. It contains character roles for each student along
If you have never conducted a Mock Trial before, the rubrics, job descriptions, and fill in the blank scripts provided here will save you hours of time! These documents help students to either build (or defend) a murder case. There are thousands of things that you could 'bring to trial' in your clas
I use this Supreme Court simulation every year to talk about landmark Supreme Court cases along with the judicial system. Students love getting to become lawyers and justices in this assignment. It way outdoes a power point or lecture for discussing historic cases.
This Power Point will help you organize an International Criminal Court Mock Trial. It will explain the differences between a Canadian Mock Trial and an International Criminal Court Mock Trial. You will be able to assign roles to students. You can combine or separate roles & responsibilites d
Project Explanation: This assignment is a quarter-long project that incorporates reading, writing, civics, critical thinking, and real world experience. Students take three beloved fairy tales and put the characters to the test. The Wolf character is put on trial to see if he is innocent or guilt
The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf Reader's Theater - Mock Trial Script of BB Wolf v Curly PigUse teach...-Fluency-Court System and Trial Process-Persuasive Writing or Argument WritingThe script has speaking roles for:JudgeBB WolfCurly PigJack, the builderCurly Pig’s LawyerBB Wolf’s LawyerJu
Court trials are set up in a very similar format to argumentative essays. Using mock trials in your classroom can help your students learn the essentials of argumentation in an exciting new format.
Throughout this project, you will guide your students to analyze Romeo and Juliet in a mock trial, cu
This is a Mock Courtroom play to allow students to learn and understand, how it runs and operates, and to learn and understand the key roles of the main persons in a courtroom.
My sister: Most people have that special sibling that they closely bond with. Of my three sisters, Linda Marie Smalley wa
Roles in a Civil Lawsuit - judge, jury, defendant, plaintiff, witnesses Graphic Organizer - civil law worksheet
Kids then set up a mock trial situation showing they understand the roles in a trial in civil court
This is about a ten minute court presentation script that I wrote to enhance Ch. 23 of the novel. I set the room up like a courtroom and had a judge, jury, defense attorney, prosecuting attorney, Tom, Injun Joe, and other characters. The students reviewed their parts and prepared their outfits ahe
After reading The Crucible, set up your own courtroom and work to figure out who in the play is to blame for the Salem Witch Trials.
Court trials are set up in a very similar format to argumentative essays. Using mock trials in your classroom can help your students learn the essentials of argumenta
This Print-&-Go classroom activity involves students conducting a mock trial (apparently it is technically called a 'moot court' as I recently discovered via Google!). There are four trials to choose from, all of which are based on real U.S. Supreme Court cases (listed below). Students vote to c
After reading Ender's Game, have student conduct a mock trial to determine who is responsible for for Stilson and Bonzo’s death in the novel. Is Ender or Colonel Graff to blame? Students will be assigned roles, conduct research, create evidence, and participate in a court trial.
As a culminating exercise to The Trial unit of study, the students are asked to participate in the court proceedings of Bruno Hauptmann. They are separated into legal teams: the prosecution and the defense. As a legal team, they will build their case to help the judge (you) determine whether or not
Teaching 5th and 6th Grade students about the judicial system can be engaging when every child has a role to play in a mock trial. The Trial of Dayan drama script allows students to participate in various courtroom roles as a character is brought to the criminal justice system in a trial, and the “
For an entire year, I searched for the perfect mock trial for elementary school students until I created this one. This resource can go along side any book. Possible mock trial cases for elementary school students include - 3 Little Pigs, Harry Potter, The Grinch, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, etc.This reso
Fairy Tales on Trial is a unique and fun lesson meant to go at the end of a unit on the legal system. It judges a students' ability to understand criminal and civil law, as well as the process of the court system. This is a five stage group assignment, in which students are asked to read and analyze
Students will get a hands-on introduction to Walter Dean Myers' award-winning book, Monster.
Students will work through a mock-trial style activity where they are introduced to the juvenile justice system, court procedures, and rights of the accused just as they will see in Monster.
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 character
This is a pre-made mock trial with 6 witnesses (each with a pre-made witness statement), a rubric for evaluation, and a list of common objections used at trial. The topics covered include the various perspectives concerning the decision of the United States of America to use two atomic weapons on Ja
This document is a full Mock Trial Script from beginning to end. Students use this document to fill in their parts from a Mock Trial unit. The script is complete with a fill-in-the-blanks table easily converted to Google Docs for whole-class participation and collaboration. Once roles are assigned,
The literature-based, mock trial resources provide everything you need to not only explain but also see your students experience the United States judicial system. Use any novel with a controversial conflict as a vehicle to engage in the judicial process! It supplies foundational knowledge about the