Provide quality feedback to your peers in critiquing their POL drafts and then refine your POL!
When is your POL and for which two students are you paneling?
(See the POL Schedule in this folder)
1.Class A: Teachers on your panels. Jmac let the cat outta the bag, so now I suppose I gotta too.
2. Get into groups of 3 to critique POLs
1. Provide meaningful and constructive feedback for Ashley to enhance your mock trial experience and that of future students.
2. Draft beautiful POLs that include authentic, honest self-reflection
1. Use the rubric to critique Hank's POL. Does he satisfy all the criteria in the Content and Evidence categories?
2. Complete the mock trial project midpoint feedback survey (see below).
3. Turn in your required readings and annotations stapled together with your name on the top.
POL Google Doc Folder
Starter: React to this Ted Talk:
To what extent does your educational experience allow you to practice happiness? What can you change in YOURSELF to increase your happiness and what changes would you like to see in your educational experience? What stood out the most from this Ted Talk?
1. Understand key terminology in The Final Report and be able to interpret the text better
2. Get some serious mock trial research done!
1. Get out your copy of the Final report
From the Final Report: Japanese Evacuation From the West Coast
"The Commanding General, during the closing weeks of December, requested that the War Department induce the Department of Justice to take vigorous action along the Pacific Coast. He sought steps looking toward the enforcement of the contraband prohibitions contained in the proclamations and toward the declaration of certain prohibited zones surrounding 'vital installations' along the coast. The Commanding General had become convinced that the military security of the coast required these measures" (page 1).
2. Review which readings are due on Monday:
* Each piece of reading should have 2-3 quality annotations (comments/questions/connections/emotional reactions, etc…) per page of text. Annotations should be thoughtful and help you better understand the reading or historical context.
Due on Monday, Jan. 6th: Annotated Final Report
3. Mock Trial Research!
Mock Trial Work Time
Lawyer + Witness teams who are ready, work with Matt Kenna on direct-examination questions
Cross-Examination scene from A Few Good Men
Summary of A Few Good Men
In this dramatic courtroom thriller, LT Daniel Kaffee, a Navy lawyer who has never seen the inside of the courtroom, defends two stubborn Marines who have been accused of murdering a colleague (Santiago).
At Guantanamo Marine Base, a private is attacked by 2 other marines and dies as a result. An investigation is conducted by Lt. Commander Jo Galloway and reveals to her superiors that she believes that the private was attacked because he was going over the head of Colonel Jessup, the base commander and was threatening to rat out a superior officer for firing an illegal shot at the Cuban side of the island unless he got a transfer, so Jessup (Jack Nicohlson) ordered a "code red" which is an extreme form of punishment intended to keep marines in order and enforcing discipline. This led to Santiago's death.
3. Mock Trial Work Time
2. Go over trip itinerary
3. Discuss gear needs
4. Complete the survey below
5. Go over the letter home, required forms and first round of payment
If you were unable to participate in the SFoC Seminar, please provide the two documents to me in printed form by Monday, December 16th:
1. Your Seminar Prep (42 points)
2. Seminar Make-up (20 points-- 5 points per question, 4 questions total)
Answer one question from 4 of the theme categories that you did NOT cover in your original seminar prep on pages 4-6 of the Seminar Prep document in 4-7 sentences each. To get all 5 points, each response must be a complete paragraph and have correct spelling and grammar.
I will grade your seminar prep as shown by the rubric on page 3 of the seminar prep document and add that to your seminar make-up and insert that combined grade as a LETTER GRADE (A, B, C, etc...) in powerschool under the SFoC Seminar grade.
1. Printed copy of seminar prep: Write "please grade" on top if you want me to average this with your seminar grade when you turn it in after your seminar.
2. Seminar + Trial Work Time
When you're not in seminar, here are your work time options:
*** See Helpful Resources on yesterday's blog post or on the Korematsu project page****
Direct Examination Lawyers of the three witnesses that are ready with their bios:
Other Lawyers: Read the **Report** and begin thinking about what your team's "theory/theme" of the case might be. What is your "thesis" if you will or the big picture argument your team is making overall to prove your side of the case.
**Final Report on Japanese Evacuation of West Coast (authored by Dewitt with contribution by Bendetson)**
Cross-Examination Lawyers: If you are cross examining one of the witnesses whose bio is ready, read his bio and his entry on the densho website and/or the bios students wrote that are linked below and do some preliminary research on what evidence you might be able to use against the witness. I also recommend you finish reading the Report (see above for the links)
EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES:
I pity 'da fool (lawyer) who doesn't read this:
Final Report on Japanese Evacuation of West Coast (authored by Dewitt with contribution by Bendetson; delivered to Stimson)
What are POLs and why do we do them?
(Write this as if you were going to explain POLs to one of our new students.)
1. Announcements + Review this week's homework
2. POL Guidelines
3. Direct Examination
4. Check-in with your trial group. Decide what your group needs to accomplish today and this week. Spokesperson- report out.
5. Trial Work Time
HELPFUL Mock Trial RESOURCES
A. Helpful Links for Evidence/Reports/Background info
B. Direct-Examination Video (see the embedded video below)
C. Info on Curtis Munson and the Munson report- GOOD source for both prosecution and defense.
D. Examples of Opening Statements:
E. Examples of Closing Statements:
F. Examples of Cross Examination Questions:
Watch the cross-examination from the film Amistad and identify one example of a leading question
About the film:
Amistad is about the 1839 Supreme Court Case, United States v. The Amistad in which slaves captured in Sierra Leone rebelled and took over the Spanish ship en route to port in the U.S. "In 1840, a federal district court found that the transport of the kidnapped Africans across the Atlantic on the slave ship Tecora was in violation of laws and treaties against the international slave trade by Great Britain, Spain and the United States. The captives were ruled to have acted as free men when they fought to escape their illegal confinement. The Court ruled the Africans were entitled to take whatever legal measures necessary to secure their freedom, including the use of force." (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_v._The_Amistad)
Mock trial and seminar prep work time
End class with appreciations
Humanities 11 Teacher at Animas High School