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A unit with six separate lessons (5-10 days) to teach parts of the Constitution associated with crimes, criminals, and courtroom procedure. A mock crime is committed with classmates playing major parts, including, attorneys, the judge, defendant, and witnesses. It is investigated by detectives and police. The unit culminates with a mock trial.
a teacher needs, including for: vocabulary; game cards; fact sheets on each position in a trial (judge, attorneys for both sides, jurors, detectives, police, witnesses, defendant, court clerk, and bailiff); jury instructions; scenarios for a court case; dialog samples, etc.