This activity is meant to show students how a criminal trial works. Students usually have a lot of fun while completing the project. There are parts of this project that were borrowed from Civics.Org and AmericanBar.Org, but have been modified to fit the project. You can always modify any of this to fit your needs. The actual trial materials are an example trial that I have created for a specific class. You can use the same exact scenarios, or change them up. I encourage you to add the “flavor” of your class, students, school environment, and coworkers into creating your own case – using my case as a template.
This resource includes:
*Teacher directions and tips
*Ready to copy scripts and directions
*Sample case materials
*Sample crime scene photos (not real crime scenes, they are staged)