How to Introduce Literature-Based Mock Trials to Your Classes
The Rendell Center makes it easy and fun to bring Literature-Based Mock Trials to life in your classroom. Here you will find the tools and guidance you need to get started—and succeed!
Our instructional video and Mock Trials Handbook serve as your step by step guide to understanding the program and introducing this exciting and engaging learning experience to your students. Simply download the handbook and watch the video to get started.
Before You Watch the Video
We recommend having your copy of our Literature-Based Mock Trials Handbook open and ready to reference. The video will help you move through the material more quickly.
Download any of the following master handouts below to copy and share with your class. These are the same handouts found in our handbook.
- Creating a Common Language Activity Sheet
- Direct Examination Questions Activity Sheet
- Leading Questions Activity Sheet
- Practicing Questioning Techniques Activity Sheet
- Thinking About Rules and Laws
- Verdict Sheet
- What We Know About a Trial
- Witness Statements Activity Sheet
- Writing a Closing Statement Activity Sheet
- Writing a Rule – No Animals in the Library
- Writing a Rule – No Food in the Classroom
- Writing a Rule – No Hats in the Classroom
- Writing an Opening Statement Activity Sheet
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