Mock Trial Mini Units
Mock Trial Mini Units: Grades 1-5
Discovering Justice’s Mock Trial Mini Units are designed to help teachers bring civic knowledge, skills, and dispositions to their elementary classrooms through a two-week interactive unit, during which student lawyers work to analyze, build, and argue a case. Discovering Justice has worked with teachers to create units that are aligned to specific grade-level standards, structured as an engaging mock trial activity over the course of several lessons. Geared towards grades 1-5, all units are accessible online and usable to be taught virtually, in-person, or hybrid.
Through an interactive mock trial, students practice taking perspectives, analyzing evidence, using evidence to build an argument, discussing themes of justice, and making connections to historical and current events along with their broader communities.