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Many people view trial duty as nothing more than a hassle and waste of time. Why is jury duty so important? Here is why.

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WWII Nazi Nuremberg Trial Simulation Lesson Plan

This fantastic higher level thinking lesson plan has students taking the role of a jury member in the Nuremberg Trials of accused Nazi war criminals after World War II. Includes 6 readings on Nazis tried at Nuremberg with a photo and an argument from the prosecution of the accused's crimes and defense. After reading, students charge him with one of the 4 crimes that were the actual charges at Nuremberg and then decide on an appropriate sentence.


The 1992 Los Angeles riots were a series of riots that occured over a series of six days in Los Angeles metropolitan area in California in April 1992. The rioting started on April 29, 1992, after a jury trial resulted in the acquittal of four Los Angeles Police Department officers accused in the videotaped beating of motorist Rodney King following a high-speed police pursuit.

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The trial of Angela Davis

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Frankenstein Trial Activity

Wrap up a study of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein with this student-directed mock trial that integrates close reading, writing, speaking and civics. $


Are you looking for something new and inventive to do with your group? Here are complete instructions for leading a unit on mock trials using fairy tales! Students get to play prosecutors, defense attorneys, witnesses, the accused, and jury members. This lesson plan will appeal to students of all ages and can easily be adapted to different ability levels.