Jury Trials In The Classroom

Jury Trials In The Classroom

by Betty M. See
     
 

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Motivate students and help them better understand our judicial processes by involving them in these fascinating trial simulations! Participating as attorneys, defendants, members of the jury, witnesses, and courtroom personnel, students prepare and conduct cases just as in real life, using reproducible statements of facts, witness affidavits, and so forth. Through

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Motivate students and help them better understand our judicial processes by involving them in these fascinating trial simulations! Participating as attorneys, defendants, members of the jury, witnesses, and courtroom personnel, students prepare and conduct cases just as in real life, using reproducible statements of facts, witness affidavits, and so forth. Through these mock trials they learn about state and U.S. judicial systems and criminal and civil law. The author gives detailed instructions for preparing three criminal trials and three civil trials that feature familiar characters from literature or history (e.g., John Wilkes Booth, Hansel and Gretel). A time schedule, guidelines for writing the opening and closing statements, and directions for formulating direct and cross-examination questions are included. The exciting results are realistic jury trials that engage students in learning about this important facet of our society, exercise reasoning skills, and promote cooperative learning.

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This text first describes the use of mock trials as a tool to clarify how the US court systems work. It then offers detailed instructions on organizing six trials, both criminal and civil, based on familiar literary or historical characters. Includes sample court documents, direct and cross examination questions, and a glossary. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9781563085611
Publisher:
Libraries Unlimited
Publication date:
01/30/1998
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
0.38(w) x 8.25(h) x 11.00(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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