Quarter 3, Week 9

Unit of Study

Unit 7 – The American Legal System

 

Unit Curriculum Standards

Unit Benchmarks

**Distinguish how the Constitution safeguards and limits individual rights.

1.     Examine the role of the judicial branch of government protecting individual rights.

2.     Use scenarios to examine the impact of limits on individual rights on social behavior.

SS.7.C.2.5

Simulate the trial process and the role of juries in the administration of justice.

SS.7.C.2.6

*Identify sources and types (civil, criminal, constitutional, and military) of law.

  1. Use examples of historical law codes to identify how laws originated and developed in Western society.
  2. Recognize constitutional, statutory, case and common law as sources of law.

 

SS.7.C.3.10

**Analyze the significance and outcomes of landmark Supreme Court cases.

1.     Including, but not limited to, Marbury v. Madison, Plessy v. Ferguson, Brown v. Board of Education, Gideon v. Wainwright, Miranda v. Arizona, in re Gault, Tinker v. Des Moines, Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier, United States v. Nixon, and Bush v. Gore.

SS.7.C.3.12

 

Unit Summative Assessments

·        Mock Trial

·        Unit Exam

·        District Exam

 

Unit Vocabulary

Bail

Complaint

Concurring opinion

Constitutional law

Cross-examination

Custody

Damages

Defendant

Double jeopardy

Due process

Ex post facto law

Exclusionary rule

Felony

Juvenile delinquent

Lawsuit

Misdemeanor

Plea Bargaining

Precedent

Presumption of innocence

Prosecution

Search warrant

Sentence

Subpoena 

Summons

Tort

Verdict

Negligence

Plaintiff

Deliberations

Dissenting opinion

 

 

Daily Lesson Plans

Benchmark(s)

SS.7.C.2.6

SS.7.C.2.6

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Objective

Students will learn how the administration of justice work and how the rights of individuals are protected through a simulation of the trial process.

Students will learn how the administration of justice work and how the rights of individuals are protected through a simulation of the trial process.

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Agenda

·        Bell Ringer

·        Distribute trial transcripts to all students

·        Show video clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqa-b3assCA

·        Go over what a copyright case is

·        Assign roles (leftover students will make-up the jury)

·        Students will split into groups and prepare for their part in the trial

·        Students will act out the “James Bond in a Honda” Mock Trial.

·        The jury will deliberate and come to a final decision

·        Students will complete the James Bond in a Honda group activity at the end.

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Assessment

·        Mock Trial (S)

·        Mock Trial (S)

·        Worksheet (F)

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Homework

·        No Homework

·        No Homework

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