May 01, 2014

Battle for Truth

Grade Level:

Middle

Overview:

Students will use role playing to learn about the procedure and purpose of questioning witnesses for determination of fact in the adversarial process. They will discuss the evolution of justice over time, and so come to understand the historical motivations for our current system.

Time needed:

60 minutes

 

Materials required:

Battle for Truth: It’s Your Witness Lesson Plan

 

National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies, National Council for the Social Studies:

Theme 6: Power, Authority, and Governance

Theme 10: Civic Ideals and Practices