ERIC Number: ED374065
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Mini-Mock Trial Manual.
Hamline Univ., St. Paul, MN. School of Law.
Designed to help students learn about courts and trials in an interesting and enjoyable way, this document provides teachers with the necessary instructions and materials on how to conduct mock trials. By using the program, students become familiar with the role of a trial court in resolving disputes. They also are introduced to court procedure and decorum, and develop an appreciation for the importance of the various people in the courtroom. Involvement in a mock trial allows students to practice communication and critical thinking skills as they prepare and present their case. In addition to teacher instructions, the manual includes student handouts for five mini-mock trials. The handouts consist of a juror biography, jury observation sheet and checklist, case facts, prosecution and defense witness statements, and jury instructions. (DK)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Courts, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Law Related Education, Resource Materials, Resource Units, Secondary Education, Social Studies
Minnesota Center for Community Legal Education, Hamline University School of Law, 1536 Hewitt Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104 ($5).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Community; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Hamline Univ., St. Paul, MN. School of Law.