Monday, April 23, 2012

Courtroom Vocabulary

Look at the image of the court and people in the court.
  1. What are the names of the people who work in court?
  2. What do people do who work in courtrooms?
  3. Brainstorm with a partner and compare with another group.

Discuss with partner:

Do Georgian courtrooms have similarities to American courtrooms?
Create a Ven diagram with a partner comparing similarities/differences.
Compare your results and diagrams with another group.

Activity Idea (higher levels):

A mock trial is an engaging way for students to learn about courtrooms. Students take the roles of judge, jury, witness, lawyer and other court personnel for a mini-trial where witnesses give testimony and lawyers ask questions of the witness and the jury eventually makes a decision based on the evidence. Giving each student a role in the activity is a motivating factor towards participation.

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