We re Going to Trial. Social Studies Grades 11 and 12. Kristen Rosegren Kent Island High School

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1 We re Going to Trial Social Studies Grades 11 and 12 Kristen Rosegren Kent Island High School

2 Daily Lesson Plan Lesson One I. Suggested Time Warm-up: 20 minutes Instruction: Activity: II. State and County Outcomes 10 minutes 60 minutes Students will distinguish the roles involved in the legal profession. Students will begin preparing for their parts in the Civil Trial. Students will manage, store and convey information using appropriate technology. III. Technology Outcomes or Skills Students will improve upon their Power Point skills Students will review Internet sites for content. Classroom discussion will be completed on the different problems students had with finding their information and site review. IV. Performance Objectives Students will be able to distinguish among the roles of the legal profession. Students will be able to provide descriptive presentations in order to help peers distinguish among the same roles. Students will conduct their own review of the legal roles. V. Resources Needed West Law Book Computers Internet Power Point LCD projector

3 VI. Directions for Teachers A. Readiness Activity Students along with the Teacher s assistance will create a Jot Chart for the different roles involved in a civil and criminal trial. The three columns to be created are: terms, definition, and examples. B. Procedures 1. Directions for Teachers Aid students in the warm-up of creating a Jot Chart Instruction Review the roles involved in the Civil Case Review how to use Power Point, Internet (rules) Outline the Activity In groups of three or four, you are to research your assigned role using the Internet and your textbook. Once you have gathered your information, your group must design a Power Point presentation to explain your information. Each presentation must be four slides long Title Slide, 2 Information Slides (Definition and Examples), Summary Slide You must cite three resources in gathering your information, other than the textbook. Review Rubric that will be used for assessment During Activity, roam around the classroom to assist students with their projects. C. Directions for Students In groups of three or four, you are to research your assigned role using the Internet and your textbook. Once you have gathered your information, your group must design a Power Point presentation to explain your information.

4 Each presentation must be four slides long Title Slide, 2 Information Slides (Definition and Examples), Summary Slide You must cite three resources in gathering your information, other than the textbook. D. Links to Prior Knowledge Who are the participants in a civil and criminal trial? How to use Microsoft Power Point? How to use the Internet? E. Assessment Rubric will be used to grade the Power Point project and assess the participation in the Jot Chart Exercise.

5 I. Suggested Time Daily Lesson Plan Lesson Two Warm-Up: 20 minutes Review Power Point activity and Reflection: 30 minutes Instruction: 10 minutes Activity: 30 minutes II. State and County Outcomes - Students will demonstrate their understanding of the roles and Procedures in Civil Law. Students will manage, store and convey information using appropriate technology. III. Technology Outcomes or Skills IV. Performance Objectives Students will create a flip-book for criminal and civil law procedures, and for the participants in the case V. Resources Needed Construction Paper Scissors Glue and Stapler Blank Paper Computer & Printer Markers, Colored Pencils, Crayons VI. Directions for Teachers A. Readiness Activity Reflection of the Power Point Activity 20 minutes B. Procedures 1. Directions for Teachers Warm-up: 20 minutes View Power Point activity and reflect: 30 minutes Instructional Time and Rubric: 10 minutes

6 Flip Book Activity: 30 minutes C. Directions for Students Create a Flip Book (demonstrate) of one of three areas: civil procedure, criminal procedure, roles involved in either. Flip Book must have all pertinent information( steps of the procedure and definitions; definition of role and examples of their jobs in a civil or criminal case) Each Flip Book must have a cover with a title, graphic and your name Each page in the flip book must contain a corresponding graphic and definition or example. D. Links to Prior Knowledge Previous day activity: Roles, Procedures and ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) E. Assessment Rubric for Content and Process Participation in Power Point viewing Reflection assignments

7 I. Suggested Time Daily Lesson Plan Lesson Three Warm-up: Background information for Jensen v. White Star Line (10-15 minutes) Inspiration: What do you know about the Titanic (15 minutes) Movie: The 1910 s: The Modern Age Begins (15-20 minutes) Internet: Students will research the Titanic using the Internet to find 3-4 new facts for the Inspiration Activity (25-30 minutes) Inspiration: What have we learned about the Titanic? II. State and County Outcomes Students will be able to manage, store and convey information about the Titanic that would be important to their mock trial, using a variety of technology. III. Technology Outcomes or Skills Students will be introduce to and become familiar with Inspiration. Students will evaluate Internet sites for content IV. Performance Objectives V. Resources Needed Students will fill out Inspiration sheets about the Titanic Computer Inspiration LCD projector TV/VCR Movie: The 1910 s: Modern Age Begins Civil Trial: Jensen vs. White Star Line

8 VI. Directions for Teachers A. Readiness Activity Background Information: Jensen vs. White Star Line Assigning Roles for the Civil Trial B. Procedures 1. Directions for Teachers Warm-up: Background Information for Trial and assigning roles for trial Inspiration: What is this program, what is it used for? Titanic: Inspiration What do you know about the Titanic? Movie: Clip about the Titanic Internet: Research the Internet for 4 new facts about the Titanic Inspiration: What have we learned new about the Titanic? C. Directions for Students Brainstorming: What do you know about the Titanic (10mins)- Write it on a piece of paper. Inspiration: Put what we know to use Class discussion and fill out the Inspiration chart Movie: Watch and find one new fact about the Titanic Inspiration- fill in what we learned. Internet: Research the Titanic and find 4 new facts ( in pairs) Inspiration fill in new facts, finalize and print out copy for each student D. Links to Prior Knowledge E. Assessment What do you know about the Titanic? Internet research Participation in the Brainstorming and Inspiration Activities Movie Find one Fact Internet Participation

9 I. Suggested Time Daily Lesson Plan Lesson Four Review Inspiration: minutes Insert any new facts: 10 minutes Instruction Time: minutes Research and Preparation: 50 minutes II. State and County Outcomes Students will use their knowledge of participants and their roles in a civil trial, as well as procedure to prepare for their mock trial III. Technology Outcomes or Skills Students will use the Internet to conduct research for their roles in the Civil Trial Students will begin to prepare and plan for the mock trial using MS Word and Power Point and organizers. IV. Performance Objectives V. Resources Needed Students will prepare for their role in the civil trial Students will manage, store and convey the information necessary for the trial, using appropriate technology. Computers & Printer Internet MS Word and Power Point Organizers VI. Directions for Teachers A. Readiness Activity Brainstorming Inspiration Review and Additions B. Procedures

10 Directions for Teachers Brainstorming (Students) Inspiration (Aid Students) Direct students for Task Assist students as necessary with completing the task C. Directions for Students Brainstorm: Any new facts about the Titanic that you thought of? Review Inspiration chart and add any new facts. Research according to your roles, the necessary facts you will need for Trial. Type up an outline for each step of the trial, what your plan of attack is. D. Links to Prior Knowledge Information about Titanic (new and old) The use of the Internet Knowledge of the participants in the civil trial Knowledge of the procedure in a civil trial Knowledge of MS Word and Power Point E. Assessment Participation in the Inspiration activity Assessment of participation through walk-arounds to monitor their progress and if they are on task. Preparation for their roles (in hard copy).

11 I. Suggested Time Daily Lesson Plan Lesson Five Warm-up: (10-15 minutes) Activity: (75 minutes) II. State and County Outcomes Students will manage, store and convey information needed for trial using appropriate technology. Students will use their knowledge of participants and their roles, as well as procedure, to prepare for the mock trial. III. Technology Outcomes or Skills Students will use the Internet to conduct research to prepare for trial and to review sites for content Students will continue to prepare for the trial using MS Word, Power Point and Organizers IV. Performance Objectives V. Resources Needed Students will produce a copy of their trial preparations Students will be able to use the preparations appropriately during the course of the trial Internet Computer & Printer VI. Directions for Teachers A. Readiness Activity Warm-up: Question and Answer Period about their tasks (10-15 minutes) B. Procedures Directions for Students Warm-up: Student Participation Students will continue to prepare for the trial Students will research and typed-up

12 C. Directions for Students Warm-up: Pose any questions and concerns you have regarding the mock trial Continue to research and prepare for your role and the trial Type up and print your outline to follow along the procedure of the trial and what your plan of attack is D. Links to Prior Knowledge The Titanic The use of the Internet Knowledge about the participants, roles and procedures in a civil trial. Knowledge of MS Word, Power Point and organizers E. Assessment Rubric for outline of preparations On Task assessment Activity in Mock Trial

13 Mock Trial Preparation: Rubric for Performance Objectives Performance Objective: At the conclusion of this unit, the student will: Be able to describe the roles and participants of a Civil Trial. Be able to describe the procedural steps of a Civil Trial. Be able to choose from a variety of technology materials to use as an aid to their learning process. Be prepared to participate in the Mock Civil Trial, Jensen vs. White Star Line. Lesson 1: The Roles and Procedures of a Civil Trial Performance Objective: Students will be able to distinguish among the roles of the legal profession. Students will be able to provide descriptive presentations in order to help peers Distinguish among same roles. Students will conduct a review of their own presentations, as well as those of their peers. Performance Task Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Jot Chart Are all terms listed? Are all terms defined? Is there an example for each term? Power Point Are there 4 slides to your presentation (Title, 2 information slides, Summary Slide)? Did you define your

14 role effectively (speaks to a wide variety of people)? Did you create a link from your Summary slide to your information Slides? Do you have 3 sources for your presentation? Level 1: Minimum effort put into task; projects can be followed, but not easily; the projects are bland and not eye catching. Level 2: All requirements are met; the projects are easy to follow; descriptive, pleasing to the eye and eye catching. Level 3: All requirements are met; project is easy to follow; set for a multi-level audience; good use of presentation skills; follows the ten steps to creating an effective presentation; student shows a complete understanding of material and performance objectives.

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