ERIC Number: ED450038
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
People v. Rose: Issues of Poisoning, Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Search and Seizure. Official Materials for the California Mock Trial Program.
Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.
Each year the Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF) seeks to create a mock trial that addresses serious matters facing young people today. In recent times, the actions and behaviors of student groups on high school and college campuses have become major stories in the national media. Incidents of hazing and peer pressure have raised questions about harassment, depression, self esteem, date rape, responsibility, and drug and alcohol abuse. By affording students an opportunity to wrestle with societal problems within a structured form, CRF strives to provide a powerful and timely educational experience. The goal is for students to conduct cooperative, vigorous, and comprehensive analysis of these program materials, with the guidance of teachers and coaches. The lessons and resources included in the packet of program materials offer supplementary methods to address many of the topics contained in "People v. Rose." Program materials are divided into the following sections: "Program Objectives"; "Code of Ethics"; "Introduction to 1999-2000 California Mock Trial Program"; "Classroom Materials--Student Packet"; "Introduction to 1999-2000 California Mock Competition"; "Fact Situation"; "Pretrial Motion and Constitutional Issue"; "Witness Statements"; "The Form and Substance of a Trial"; "Team Role Descriptions"; "Procedures for Presenting a Mock Trial Case"; "Diagram 'A Typical Courtroom'"; "Mock Trial Simplified Rules of Evidence"; and "Official Judge, Scorer and Teacher Information Packet." (BT)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Educational Benefits, High Schools, Higher Education, Law Related Education, Simulation, Social Problems, Social Studies
Constitutional Rights Foundation, 601 South Kingsley Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90005; Tel: 213-487-5590; Fax: 213-386-0459; Web site: http://www.crf-usa.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.