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Teacher Edition

SKU: 19-0002

This curriculum will walk you step-by-step through the process of preparing students for a mock trial. Every page from the Student Worktext is actually shown in grayscale so that you can easily follow along in class preparation and presentation. Answers, suggestions and additional resources are found in this Teacher Edition. 


While preparation will help you enjoy your class even more, this curriculum is designed to be used in a "pick up and use" fashion, with little preparation.


This curriculum can also be used in a civics or government class to teach the judicial branch of the U.S. government.


Table of Contents

Preface to the Teacher

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 whlie 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!