Order in the Court
A Mock Trial Simulation, An Interactive Discovery-Based Social Studies Unit for High-Ability Learners (Grades 6-8)
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This book is part of the Interactive Discovery-Based Units for High-Ability Learners series, for grades 6-8, which provides teachers with opportunities to use exciting and challenging units in their classrooms. Order in the Court: A Mock Trial Simulation gives students the opportunity to conduct a trial based on a classic fairytale in order to develop their courtroom skills. After developing the necessary vocabulary, students participate in the trial of Ms. Petunia Pig v. Mr. B. B. Wolf. Students not only learn the concepts, but they also learn valuable teamwork and time management skills. The unit culminates in a full mock-trial enactment.
Table of Contents
Introduction Unit Overview Unit Outline Glossary Lesson 1 Lesson 2 Lesson 3 Lesson 4 Lesson 5 Lesson 6 Lesson 7 Appendix: Student Context Rubric About the Authors Common Core State Standards Alignment
Richard G. Cote, M.B.A., is a career educator. He has dedicated 41 years to being a classroom teacher (mathematics, physics), a community college adjunct instructor (economics), a gifted and talented resource specialist, and the director of the Further Steps Forward Project, funded under Javits legislation.
Darcy Blauvelt joined the Nashua School District in 2005 as a gifted and talented resource specialist. Subsequently, she served full time as the program coordinator for the Further Steps Forward Project, a Javits Grant program, from 2005-2009. Blauvelt returned to the classroom in the fall of 2009 and currently teaches seventh grade English in Nashua, NH. Blauvelt lives in Manchester, NH with her husband, two dogs, five cats, and the occasional son!