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Middle School Mock Trial Competition
8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Objection! Scholars participate in a mock trial to gain an understanding the ins and outs of court procedures. Using the Jessie Jones v. Palm City court case, they role play each specific part of the trial, learning how courts operate...
Teach21 Lesson: Choices and Consequences, Lesson 9/18
6th - 9th
It's the trial of the century! After reading the humorous story "The Ransom of Red Chief" by O. Henry, students engage in several activities to explore point of view, including splitting into the prosecution and defense of Redchief (who...
"Whispering Wires": Public Law vs. Individual Civil Liberties
9th - 12th
High school student love discussing controversial issues like those brought up in this fourth amendment case study. They examine the 1928 Olmstead vs. U.S. prohibition court case, applying the fourth amendment to determine whether or not...
Lesson 5: In the Courtroom: Understanding the Players and the Action
3rd - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
Young lawyers put Goldilocks on trial as they develop an understanding of the legal system in the final lesson of this five-part series. After learning about key terms relating to litigation, students are assigned roles and reading...