ERIC Number: ED431659
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
On Trial. A Criminal Trial Simulation--The Case of the Big Bad Wolf. Grades 4-6.
Designed for teachers, this simulation of a criminal trial addresses the workings of the trial system by using the children's story, "The Three Little Pigs." The Big Bad Wolf is put on trial for destroying the pigs' houses. By having students assume roles and use the non-scripted character profiles, the simulation allows information to be presented that has the audience wondering if the wolf is guilty or innocent. A jury of students weighs the evidence and decides on a verdict. The simulation not only teaches about the judicial system but also explores the need for rules and develops communication, cooperation, and evaluative skills. The simulation contains instructions for the teacher, a duplication and distribution guide, description of roles to be played during the trial, discussion questions, trial vocabulary words, and pre-trial student materials. (BT)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Criminal Law, Fairy Tales, Intermediate Grades, Law Related Education, Simulation, Social Studies
Dandy Lion Publications, 3563 Sueldo, Suite L, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401; Tel: 800-776-8032 (Toll Free); Fax: 805-544-2823 ($8.95; No. 118).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A