This lesson is the culmination of the preparation set out in Lesson Three. It will allow students and invited members of the community to better understand court processes through the experience of a mock trial.
1. After students have adequately considered and prepared for their roles and the set and costumes have been prepared, the mock trial can be performed. For performing the mock trial, consider designating a student—perhaps the Court Clerk—to act as a timekeeper.
2. Immediately prior to the commencement of the mock trial, people should be assembled as follows:
3. To begin the trial: