May 01, 2014

Mock Trial Plan

Grade Level:

Middle/High

Overview:

In this lesson, students will stage a mock trial to resolve a hypothetical dispute. They will develop an understanding of the trial process, the roles of those in the courtroom and their importance to the administration of justice, and the significance of their constitutional protections.

 

Time needed:

1-2 class periods

 

Materials required:

Mock Trial 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