The best tool to conduct mock trials in ANY social studies classroom is finally here! Mock trial activities allow students to take the reins by conducting historical analysis, creating arguments, defending their positions with evidence, and forming a deeper connection to the content—all while experiencing how the judicial system works firsthand. Never done one before? No worries! This book breaks down the entire process step by step and provides you with reproducible templates to create your own mock trials. Not feeling that ambitious? Ready-to-use mock trials on Andrew Carnegie, Napoleon, Magellan, Karl Marx, King George III, and Marie-Antoinette are included too! Features extension activities, helpful tips, a rubric, and a court terms glossary.
Aligned to C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards.
Download the free sample chapter located in "Additional Info."
©2017. Middle school, high school. Reproducible. 113 pages.
Book Download: PDF, Adobe® Reader® required to view PDF. PDF pages include color images.
Print Book: Spiral-bound. 8 x 11 inches. Black and white pages.
About the Author
Caleb Sanders has spent his time in education as a Social Studies teacher at the high school level for the last 16 years. He was recognized as one of the Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Award recipients in the state of Wyoming in 2015, and has been recognized as Teacher of the Year by his district. Caleb is the author of the Teacher’s Discovery® Easy Debates series and the SHOW ME Challenges and Clues series, as well as Creating Easy Mock Trials for Your Social Studies Classroom. He has created a steady stream of mock trials, debates, simulations, and other activities that he frequently uses in his classroom to engage students in lively learning. Caleb is married to Lexi Sanders, and they have three children. He loves astronomy, board games, puzzles, and collecting children’s books. His identical twin brother is his department chair at the same high school, which results in plenty of fun confusion!