Lesson Plan

Mock Immigration Court

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As part of a unit study of immigration, class members participate in a mock Immigration Court activity in which they argue four cases before an immigration judge.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Invite an immigration judge and/or attorney to speak with the class
  • Have learners read the Rights and Responsibilities and Immigration Court Roles materials out of class, noting any questions they may have, before returning for a full class discussion of the documents
  • After the judge's ruling, poll class members to determine what ruling they would have issued and why
Classroom Considerations
  • The eighth in a series of 13 resources designed to be used in order
  • The 18-page packet includes a detailed plan, a script for the activity, details for each of the four cases, and an explanation of the roles of the various immigration court officers
  • None
Common Core