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Lesson Planet Curated
Walk students step-by-step through the judicial process with a three-lesson collection that examines how the federal courts interpret and apply the laws of the United States. Young legal scholars examine case studies, engage in...
Lesson Planet Curated
Innocent man or traitor to France? That is the question addressed in a five-lesson unit that looks at multiple interpretations of the Dreyfus Affair. As young historians examine primary sources, they also consider the bias that history...
Lesson Planet Curated
Five lessons comprise the Overcoming Obstacles Middle School Curriculum: Looking to the Future Module. Through a series of activities, scholars learn that change is inevitable and that accepting change with a positive attitude is key to...
It's not as easy as it seems to put together a mock trial. Make that job easier by using this comprehensive resource. Teachers choose from a list of court cases that adapt to any class setting.
American Bar Association
Mock trials are a great way to teach youngsters about law and the legal system. Whether you plan to conduct mock trials in your classroom or are considering taking on the role of team coach, the information in this packet proves invaluable.
Colorado Bar Association
Interested in Mock Trial? Here's a guide designed for teachers and for team coaches that contains everything you need to prepare for the high school mock trial program.
Illinois State Bar Association
Whether you are new to the mock trial format or have extensive experience with the program, you'll find much to learn from this teacher training manual that includes strategies for teaching the various aspects of court room trials.
All rise! Scholars put their skills to the test in a mock trial. Using evidence, photographs, and testimony, they role play the trial in the classroom. Rules of law—and the court room—come to life as the class becomes a place of law!
Miama-Dade County Public Schools
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...
Bring to life the severity of the Espionage and Sedition Acts through a mock trial. Learners have prior knowledge of WWI and the context of these acts. An anticipatory set gets the class discussing the ethics of wartime dissension, and...
University of Pennsylvania
What if scholars based mock trials on history? The fourth installment of a five-part series on the Dreyfus Affair asks learners to read various pieces of evidence before conducting a mock trial for a French officer. Teams answer...
The mother of a graduating high school senior sues the school district in the mock trial case, Chris Moss v. New Columbia Public School District and Dr. Terry Preece.
A child breaks his arm while at daycare. Was the staff negligent? That is the question at the heart of the mock trial case, Shawn Wright v. Plan and Learn Childcare Center.
The mock trial case, Kyle Wilkins v. New Columbia County School District, concerns the lawsuit brought by a father who sues the district after his sons dies due to excessive steroid use.
Why did the police officer shoot the pit bull? That is the question at the heart of Decker v. The Metro City Police Department, a mock trial case.
The conversion of a private residence into an AIDS patient group home results in a lawsuit brought by neighbors in the mock trial case, Neighbors Against AIDS Homes (NAAH) v. John King Trust.
An incident with a Swiss Army knife leads to a suit against the police department for battery, false arrest, and intentional infliction of emotional distress in the Brooks v. Lawrence & the Metro City Police Department mock trial...
Students rewrite a traditional fairy tale to represent the viewpoint of the villain. They participate in a mock trial of that villain in which all regular court participants (judge, jury, defendant, witnesses, plaintiff, etc) play roles.
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