Mini Mock Trial
Mini-Mock Trials are shorter versions of mock trial, taking an average of 2-3 hours. They are helpful for teaching about trial procedure as well as teaching the particular content of the trial. For example, one mini mock trial teaches driving responsibility. Through mini mock trials, students develop an understanding of the people in the courtroom and their functions, the importance of rules in insuring fairness of the proceeding, and the importance of witnesses and jurors in determining the facts of the case. Mini mock trials are appropriate for students grades 5 and up.
- Joe Jackson v. Andrews Middle School (possession of a toy gun on school grounds) coming soon!
- State v. Max Paulson Mock Trial (reckless driving charge in a automobile and bicycle accident) State v. Max Paulson Diagram
- Mini-Mock Trial State v. Tony (a broken window is caused by a rock that is thrown by neighborhood children)
- Mini-Mock Trial State v. Alli (Alli is charged with possession of marijuana found in her recently purchased used backpack)
- Mini-Mock Trial State v. Anderson (Driver charged with failing to move a lane away from stopped emergency vehicle)
Instructions for conducting a mini-mock trial along with students handouts are included in the Mini-Mock Trial Manual Instructions. Specific trials include the facts of the case and witnesses statements.
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