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Mock Trial: The Case of the After-Prom Party

Mock Trial: The Case of the After-Prom Party
Mock Trial: The Case of the After-Prom Party
Mock Trial: The Case of the After-Prom Party
Mock Trial: The Case of the After-Prom Party
Mock Trial: The Case of the After-Prom Party
Mock Trial: The Case of the After-Prom Party
Mock Trial: The Case of the After-Prom Party
Mock Trial: The Case of the After-Prom Party
Product Description
Mock trial for class of 15-40 students

The scenario is this: Six students engage in an after-prom party where there is some drinking of alcohol and widespread marijuana smoking, and two of the students are involved in a fatal car crash driving home from the party at approximately 3:30 a.m. the following morning.

The goals of this mock trial are:

1. to teach students how civil trials work, what joint and several liability is, and what compensatory and punitive damages are.

2. to provide an opportunity to engage the students in a serious and science-based, student-led discussion about impaired driving, specifically driving after consuming marijuana and/or alcohol.

Contains:
13 Witness/attorney profile sheets and instructions
Common Courtroom Objections reference sheet
Jury worksheet
Rubrics
Map to Mass. State Social Studies Standards and Common Core Standards

This mock trial is an accordion trial: You can do it with as few as 15 students, or as many as 40 students. For trials with small classes, I have drawn my juries from study hall volunteers, a larger “outside audience” which adds an incentive for students in my classes to take the trial seriously. Alternatively, you could just have a bench trial where the judge decides the case. Also, you can adjust the number of attorneys on each side from 1-3 based upon the class size.


- Thomas R Eddlem
Total Pages
33 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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