Classroom simulations/role plays are excellent tools to enhance student achievement and increase classroom motivation. As educators, we believe in the power of active learning in the classroom. As a result, we have spent many years creating activities that require active learning in the classroom and have had incredible results. Students come back year after year and always remember the skits, mock trials, reader’s theaters, games, and simulations that have occurred within our classroom.
This is a list of 20 legal terms that can be used in a government unit or introduction for a mock trial. It could also be used for judicial terms. There is the list, two practice activities, and a matching quiz. Answer keys are included.