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Liberty Middle School Strategic Lesson Plan

Teacher Name: Coach Hopper

Unit: Mock Trial


Chapter(s):

Day 1

Learning Target (HOTs Skills): I will be able to understand the process of a courtroom trial. I will
be able to apply previous knowledge about the rights under the US Constitution to the mock
trail.

Standards: 6.) Explain the importance of juvenile, adult, civil, and criminal laws within the
judicial system of the United States.

Explaining rights of citizens as guaranteed by the Bill of Rights under the Constitution of the
United States
Explaining what is meant by the term rule of law
Justifying consequences of committing a civil or criminal offense
Contrasting juvenile and adult laws at local, state, and federal levels (Alabama)

Before: Students will do a quick write on what they know able a courtroom. Who are the
different personnel in a courtroom? What is the process of a trial?

During: Mock trail packages will be handed out in class. Each person will be given a role to act
out in the mock trail. Students will begin to work on their script and packet for the mock trial.

After: Students will watch CNN 10 News if time permits. Current events for the week will be
discussed.

Assessment: Walk around and answering students questions.

Day 2

Learning Target (HOTs Skills):- I will be able to understand the process of a courtroom trial. I will
be able to apply previous knowledge about the rights under the US Constitution to the mock
trial.

Standards: 6.) Explain the importance of juvenile, adult, civil, and criminal laws within the
judicial system of the United States.

Explaining rights of citizens as guaranteed by the Bill of Rights under the Constitution of the
United States
Explaining what is meant by the term rule of law
Justifying consequences of committing a civil or criminal offense
Contrasting juvenile and adult laws at local, state, and federal levels (Alabama)
Before: Students will do a quick write answering, how does a trial help me if I have been
accused of a crime?

During: Students will complete their packet, and get ready for the mock trial.

After: Remind students of current events, and any house keeping items that needs to be
addressed for the day.

Assessment: Walk around and answering students questions.

Day 3

Learning Target (HOTs Skills): I will be able to understand the process of a courtroom trial. I will
be able to apply previous knowledge about the rights under the US Constitution to the mock
trail.

Standards: 6.) Explain the importance of juvenile, adult, civil, and criminal laws within the
judicial system of the United States.

Explaining rights of citizens as guaranteed by the Bill of Rights under the Constitution of the
United States
Explaining what is meant by the term rule of law
Justifying consequences of committing a civil or criminal offense
Contrasting juvenile and adult laws at local, state, and federal levels (Alabama)

Before: Students will get out materials need for the mock trial.

During: Students will start conducting their mock trial.

After: Students will put up materials that were used for the mock trail, and remind students of
current events.

Assessment: The mock trial is a summative assessment.

Day 4
Learning Target (HOTs Skills): I will be able to understand the process of a courtroom trial. I will
be able to apply previous knowledge about the rights under the US Constitution to the mock
trial.

Standards: 6.) Explain the importance of juvenile, adult, civil, and criminal laws within the
judicial system of the United States.

Explaining rights of citizens as guaranteed by the Bill of Rights under the Constitution of the
United States
Explaining what is meant by the term rule of law
Justifying consequences of committing a civil or criminal offense
Contrasting juvenile and adult laws at local, state, and federal levels (Alabama)

Before: Students will get out material need for the mock trial.

During: Students will continue their mock trail.

After: Students will put up materials that were used for the mock trial, and remind students of
current events.
Assessment: The mock trail is a summative assessment.

Day 5

Learning Target (HOTs Skills): I will be able to understand the process of a courtroom trial. I will
be able to apply previous knowledge about the rights under the US Constitution to the mock
trail.

Standards6.) Explain the importance of juvenile, adult, civil, and criminal laws within the
judicial system of the United States.

Explaining rights of citizens as guaranteed by the Bill of Rights under the Constitution of the
United States
Explaining what is meant by the term rule of law
Justifying consequences of committing a civil or criminal offense
Contrasting juvenile and adult laws at local, state, and federal levels (Alabama)

Before: Student will get out materials needed for the Mock trial and current events.

During: Students will finish the mock trial.

After: Current events will be discussed.

Assessment: Assessment: The mock trial is a summative assessment.