ERIC Number: ED413251
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Street Law Mock Trial Manual.
McGuire, Patricia, Ed.; O'Brien, Edward L.; Arbetman, Lee; Mills, Vivian H.; Pannell, Andrew
Designed to facilitate the expanded use of mock trials, this manual is divided into two principle sections--a teacher's guide and a student's guide. The teacher's guide contains specific advice to teachers on all aspects of preparing for a mock trial and seven specific lesson plans for a 2- to 3-week mock trial unit. Each lesson contains objectives and student activities. The student's guide includes three sections: (1) the trial process; (2) steps in a trial; (3) simplified rules of evidence. In conjunction with the manual, teachers should employ at least one set of case materials that include a statement of facts, four witness affidavits, and pieces of evidence. The manual concludes with six sets of case materials focusing on freedom of the press, criminal law (theft), child custody, contract dispute (consumer home repair), and small claims court (auto accident). (TSV)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civil Law, Court Litigation, Criminal Law, Elementary Secondary Education, Evidence (Legal), Instructional Materials, Law Related Education, Laws, Legal Problems, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
Social Studies School Service, 10200 Jefferson Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232 ($12.95, Z-33).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Citizen Education in the Law, Washington, DC.