1. How should direct examination questions be formatted/structured? What type of questions are NOT allowed?
2a. Lawyers and Witnesses: Craft one direct examination question you imagine being asked or asking during our trial. Choose which witness.
2b. Judges: List out as many of the types of objections that you remember as possible.
3. Now, read over the direct examination guidelines (SEE THE END OF TODAY's BLOG POST) and jot down any questions you have for our guest lawyer, Matt Kenna.
Mountain Middle School 8th graders are having a mock trial tomorrow at 5:30 at the courthouse. GO! Support them! They are coming to ours!
HELPFUL Mock Trial RESOURCES (These are on the project page of my DP too)
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.
E. Examples of Closing Statements:
F. Examples of Cross Examination Questions:
1. Direct Examination workshop led by guest lawyer, Matt Kenna (see below for guideliens on Direct Exam)
2. Group Check-ins (see both A and B below)
A. Whole Group Check in: Lawyers and Witnesses, meet as one big group and share out all of your individual research thus far: How does it fit together? What gaps are there? What evidence have you found so far? Who needs to find more evidence? (Each witness should have one piece of evidence for them and EACH lawyer needs to have two pieces of evidence they plan on using during the trial during witness examinations).
B. Individual team check-ins
Humanities 11 Teacher at Animas High School