ERIC Number: ED470346
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Ira C. Ritter and The Kroger Co., v. Jerry and Ruth Stanton. "Trial by Jury." Lesson Plans for Secondary Teachers on the Constitutional Protections of Trial by Jury. Courts in the Classroom: Curriculum Concepts and Other Information on Indiana's Courts for the K-12 Educator.
In the case of Ritter v. Stanton, the attorneys for Ira Ritter and Kroger alleged that the amount of damages awarded by the jury were excessive and asked the Indiana Supreme Court to review the matter. This set of three lesson plans for secondary educators uses the Ritter v. Stanton case to examine the concept of the U.S. constitutional right to trial by jury. Lessons are entitled: (1) "Can I Have a Jury Trial?" (2) "What Does a Jury Do Anyway?"; and (3) "Oral Arguments On-Line." Each lesson presents background information; states learning objectives; provides learning activities; suggests materials for further study; and addresses related Indiana Social Studies Standards. The set also contains a related glossary; a case summary; the Appellant's Petition to Transfer; the Appellee's Brief in Opposition to Petition to Transfer; the Appellant's Reply to Appellee Brief Opposing Transfer; and the Order Denying Transfer. (BT)
Descriptors: Civil Law, Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Juries, Law Related Education, Secondary Education, Social Studies, State Standards, Student Educational Objectives
Indiana Supreme Court, 313 Indiana State House, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Tel: 317-232-2540; Web site: http://www.IN.gov/judiciary/education/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Supreme Court, Indianapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United States Constitution