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You don't need a law degree to offer a quality mock trial experience for your children or students!

You can pick up the curriculum and use it with very little preparation.

 

The Teacher Editions of the worktext and case summaries provide answers, practical tips and resources to extend the learning experience.

The Student Worktext and a Student Case Summary are all the student needs.

Whether your student is a gifted third-grader, struggling high schooler, has special needs or is anywhere in between, you'll be amazed at what he or she can learn about our legal system! The Teacher Edition explains how to adapt the curriculum to specific students' needs.

All Homeschool Court materials seek to glorify our Savior and draw young people closer to Him by understanding our country's Biblical foundation. The emphasis on logic, writing and legal concepts will strengthen gifts He has given each individual student in a FUN learning environment.

If you ever have any questions, you can always contact us at Admin@homeschoolcourt.com and we will be happy to help you.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Student (or Teacher, in Teacher Edition)

Chapter 1: The Basics

Start off on the right foot by learning about mock trials, why we have laws, and some basic legal vocabulary.

Chapter 2: A Biblical View of the Law

Consider the importance of Biblical principles on the origin of the American legal system and how a Biblical worldview will impact the mock trial. Explore important people and events in American legal history. Apply Biblical principles to legal issues.

Chapter 3: Who's Who in the Court System?

Discover the participants in the court system, differences between various types of witnesses, and the role of voir dire.

Chapter 4: Our Judicial System

Learn the differences between state and federal courts, trial and appellate courts, and civil and criminal courts--and how to decide in which jurisdiction to file a case.

Chapter 5: Types of Cases

Explore the variety of the law while getting a taste of criminal, civil and constitutional law--while learning about burglary, robbery, assault, battery, murder, manslaughter, torts, product liability, contracts, and the Bill of Rights.

Chapter 6: Steps in a Trial of an Appellate Case

Distinguish between the step-by-step processes involved in trials and appeals, how to arrange your classroom like a courtroom, different types of testimony and how to object to certain testimony during the mock trial.

Chapter 7: Persuasive Arguments

Practice your skills of persuasion while crafting witness questions, opening and closing statements, and a strong strategy for your trial or appellate case.

Chapter 8: Preparing for the Mock Trial

Use a team approach to prepare diligently for the length of time available to your class.

Chapter 9: The Mock Trial

Enjoy the fruits of your labor during the mock trial!