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1 The Case Police vs. Jack Jones
Theft? Murder? Breaking and Entering?

2 Background Information…
View the video of “Jack and the Beanstalk.” Take notes on the events using the graphic organizer provided. Be prepared to discuss your notes/ideas.

3 Building Background What does a Mock Trial look like?
How do you prepare for a Mock Trial?

4 EQ: How do I apply persuasive and expository techniques in a real world context?
ELACC8SL1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions. ELACC8W1: Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. Include topics from current national and international issues of debate as well as historical issues to build background knowledge. Construct informational documents according to real world parameters. Today I will build background knowledge on court trials and legal terms.

5 Word Splash With your accountability partner, take down the list of terms. Discuss what you know about them and how they might relate to a trial. Defendant Defense Plaintiff Prosecutor Judge Jury Physical Evidence Circumstantial Evidence Hearsay Argument Bailiff Opening Statement Closing Statement

6 Complete the Anticipation Guide based on facts about the case.
Mock Trial All resources are from : Complete the Anticipation Guide based on facts about the case.

7 Roles / Responsibilities
Prosecution Team:4 Opening Statement, Closing Statement, Prep Witnesses, Develop Questions, Gather Evidence Defense Team:4 Judge:1-3 Jury: 8 – Written report explaining / summarizing both sides of the case and what was presented. Defendant:1- Explain what happened the day of the incident. Be prepared to answer questions from both sides Witnesses:5 (M. Giant, Mother Jones, Court Reporter:1-2 Media Reporter:1-2 Bailiff

8 The Charges

9 What does a courtroom look like?

10 Step in a trial… Calling of Case by Bailiff: "All rise. The Court of _______________ is now in session. Honorable Judge ______________ presiding. Opening Statement: First the prosecutor (criminal case) or plaintiff's attorney (civil case), then the defendant's attorney, explain what their evidence will be and what they will try to prove.   Prosecution’s or Plaintiff's Case: Witnesses are called to testify (direct examination) and other physical evidence is introduced. Each witness called is cross-examined '(questioned so as to break down the story or be discredited) by the defense.   Defendant's Case: Same as the third step except that defense calls witnesses for direct examination; cross-examination by prosecution/plaintiff.   Closing Statement: An attorney for each side reviews the evidence presented and asks for a decision in his/her favor.   Jury Instructions (Jury Trials Only): The Judge explains to the jury appropriate rules of law that it is to consider in weighing the evidence. As a general rule, the prosecution (or the plaintiff in a civil case) must meet the burden of proof in order to prevail. In a criminal case this burden is very high. In order for the accused? Are some parts of the trial more important than others? Would you trust a jury of your peers to determine your guilt or innocence? Students should also explore their reactions to playing attorneys, witnesses, jurors, and the judge. What roles do each play in the trial process?

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