Jury Trials in the Classroom

Jury Trials in the Classroom

by Betty See
     
 

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Transform your classroom into a courtroom and get ready for students to take part in a great learning adventure. The six trial simulations in this book let students delve into criminal and civil law with motivating cases that mirror situations in fairy tales, nursery rhymes, literature, and history. In the roles of attorneys, members of the jury, defendants,

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Transform your classroom into a courtroom and get ready for students to take part in a great learning adventure. The six trial simulations in this book let students delve into criminal and civil law with motivating cases that mirror situations in fairy tales, nursery rhymes, literature, and history. In the roles of attorneys, members of the jury, defendants, witnesses, and courtroom personnel, students prepare and conduct cases. They will learn to use statements of fact and witness affidavits to determine guilt or innocence.

The book is divided into three sections that:

  • define the types of courts in the U.S. court system;
  • explain how to carry out a mock trial; and
  • give six ready-to-use court cases, including all necessary documents.
The court cases allow students to understand both criminal and civil trials, with three types of each case. The cases allow you to stage trials involving Hansel and Gretel, John Wilkes Booth, Little Miss Muffet, Romeo and Juliet, Jack and Jill, and Little Red Riding Hood.

Don't miss this opportunity to teach critical thinking and teach students how to weigh opposing points of view. The exciting results will motivate students to exercise their reasoning skills, polish their communication skills, and apply knowledge of the legal system. This will become one of your favorite classroom adventures.

For more judicial activities, see Step into the Courtroom and On Trial.

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Editorial Reviews

Booknews
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593630850
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,363,194
Product dimensions:
8.48(w) x 10.96(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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