Perform a Mock Trial Divide your class in two and have students explore two sides of a historical issue or current event. After time for research, select a few students to serve as attorneys for each side of the issue. The rest of the class can serve as the jury. The attorneys' job is to convince the jury to side with them. After both sides have presented their case, invite the jury to vote. For an extra layer of theatricality, go into role as the judge and maintain order in the court!