Jury Trial

Jury Trial

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To discuss a controversial subject, like same-sex marriage, or a value, like individualism, put it on “trial,” and hold a mock jury trial. Assign students roles of defendant, judge, jury, and so on. Discuss these roles and the process of a jury trial as necessary. Give students some time to prepare, and then hold the trial and either acquit or convict the topic based on the “evidence.”

 

In the exercise students get speaking and listening practice as well as learn something about our justice system.