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May 01, 2014

Choosing an Impartial Jury

Grade Level:



In this lesson, students are asked to select from a list of potential jurors those most likely to be fair and impartial in a trial of Goldilocks v. The Three Bears. Students are prompted to justify why each juror they chose would be impartial, and so gain an understanding of the challenges associated with selecting an impartial jury.

Time needed:

60 minutes


Materials required:

Choosing an Impartial Jury Lesson Plan

Choosing an Impartial Jury Handout


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

Theme 6: Power, Authority, and Governance

Theme 10: Civic Ideals and Practices