Part of Lesson Plan: Prepare For Trial
Activity Overview / Details
The teacher should write the following information on the whiteboard before students come into class:
What types of questions were you asked by the attorneys?
After students arrive, the teacher should ask students to begin recording interviewee responses to the question on the board. After each student has had an record their interviewee responses, the teacher should ask an overhead question: If you were the attorney for a civil or criminal case, what would you look for in a juror?
The teacher should provide 2-3 minutes for students to respond. Many students may respond with the “rules of eligibility” that were discussed in the previous lesson.
Provide time to review the information from the "rules of eligibility" and then ask another overhead question: "If you were the attorney, what would you be looking for above and beyond the rules of eligibility?
After, students have 30 seconds to 1 minute to respond, ask them to watch the movie trailer from "Jury Duty".
After the "Jury Duty" trailer, the teacher should ask, "would you want that guy on your jury?'
Materials / Resource
- Jury Duty (1995) - Movie Trailer [ Go to Site ] Jury Duty (1995) - Movie Trailer with Pauly Shore