"The Outsiders" Mock Trial "The People vs. Johnny Cade" - SS/ELA activity

"The Outsiders" Mock Trial "The People vs. Johnny Cade" - SS/ELA activity
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Handouts for implementing a Mock Trial - updated 9/2/18

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.

Image a fictional world where Johnny Cade survived the fire and is now facing murder and must stand trial. This productl is 73 documents to implement a cross curricular mock trial. We conducted this mock trial at the seventh and eighth grade level. While Social Studies taught government, ELA taught “The Outsiders”. There are activities to be completed before, during, and after the trial. The trial can be modified to your preference. Use some or all of the activities. It is truly AWESOME and one of my favorite units of all time. Please check out the table of contents below to see in its entirety.

Table of Contents:

Pages 4 – 8: Teacher Directions and Handouts:

Teacher Overview

Teaching Timeline

Pre Trial Activity A & B

Role Assignments

Pages 9-68: Student Handouts:

Student Handout 1 – Introduction and Overview

Student Handout 2 - Strategy & Outline

Student Handout 3 – The Facts, Timeline, and Twist

Student Handout 4 - History of Johnny Cade – to be completed while reading chapter 2

Student Handout 5 - Affidavit – to be completed while reading chapter 4

Student Handout 6 – Arrest Report – to be completed by Starsky and Hutch

Student Handout 7 – Legal Terms

Student Handout 8 – Legal Terms Practice Sheet A

Student Handout 9 – Legal Terms Practice Sheet B

Student Handout 910 – Legal Terms Quiz

Student Handout 11 – Roles Request Sheet

Student Handout 12 – Role-Play: Opening Statement

Student Handout 13 – Role-Play: Objections

Student Handout 14 – Role-Play: Closing Statement

Student Handout 15 – Lawyer’s Roles and Responsibilities

Student Handout 16 – Mock Trial Procedures (Evidence and Forgetful Witnesses)

Student Handout 17 – Objections

Student Handout 18– Roles and Responsibilities: Judge/Bailiff

Student Handout 19 – Roles and Responsibilities: Lawyers

Student Handout 20– Roles and Responsibilities: Witnesses

Student Handout 21– Roles and Responsibilities: News Media

Student Handout 22– Witness Biographies:

Includes Officer Starsky, Sergeant Hutch, Dr. Perri-Medic, Randy, David, Johnny, Ponyboy, Darry, Soda, Steve, Two-Bit, and Cherry. If there are not enough students for roles, eliminate David and Steve first.

Student Handout 23– Graphic Organizer: Witness Biography

Student Handout 24– Opening Remarks

Student Handout 25– Charges and Objections

Student Handout 26– Closing Remarks

Student Handout 27– Jurors’ Handbook

Student Handout 28– Jurors’ Outline

Pages 69-73: Answer Keys

Legal Terms Practice Sheet A

Legal Terms Practice Sheet B

Legal Terms Quiz

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