This Power-Point 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), and the common procedures and language used in a courtroom environment. Students will also explore the importance of how to create an opening and closing statement, the legal grounds of when to object, and understand the dynamics of a direct and cross examination. This resource will be very useful for teachers who are searching for an engaging & informative way to introduce students to the concept of mock trials.
• Lesson Plan
• 1 Power-point (25 Slides) & accompanying student handout
• 1 Power-point (12 Slides) & accompanying student handout
➢ Jury Role Play
➢ Opening Statement
➢ Closing Statement
If you liked this lesson see my other Mock Trial lesson here:
• Mock Trial: Truman and the Atomic Bomb (click here to open in new tab)
If you liked this lesson see other related 'Government' lessons here:
• Controversy and the Criminal Justice System (Eric Garner Case) (click here to open in new tab)
• Analyzing 'The Bill of Rights' (click here to open in new tab)
• Analyzing The Declaration of Independence & the U.S. Constitution (click here to open in new tab)
• Our Constitutional Amendments: Analyzing Supreme Court Decisions (click here to open in new tab)
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