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The Trial of King Louis XVI Lesson Plan

World History Mock Trial of Louis XVI

Course: Honors World History 10

Unit: Expanding Regional Interactions in a Global Age

Lesson Length: 2 days

Lesson Topic: The Trial of Louis XVI

 

Objectives:

    1. Students will conduct a trial of Louis XVI using research and previous knowledge.  

Materials:

  • Students will bring their own materials

Instructional Procedure:

 

Warm-Up/Drill: (5 mins.)

  1. Students will meet with their side (prosecution or defense) for 5 minutes
  2. Each group will finish up final preparations for the trial

Lesson: (38 mins)

  1. Reading of the charges by an advisor (2 minutes)
  2. Opening remarks from the lawyers (3 minutes each)
  3. Calling of witnesses by the prosecution and cross examination (30 minutes)
    1. Each side has 5 minutes or less with each witness
    2. This ends day 1
  4. Calling of witnesses by the defense and cross examination (30 minutes)
    1. Each side has 5 minutes or less with each witness
  5. Reading of statements by people not called to the stand (7 minutes)
  6. Closing remarks by the lawyers (3 minutes each)
  7. 5 minute recess for the judges to consult with advisors
  8. Reading of the verdict with rationale by the judge and advisors (5 minutes) 

Closing Activity (8 mins)

1.      Students write a BCR describing what side they think should have won and why

a.       Students will have to include specific examples

2.      If the trial result was different than the real trial, students will have to explain why they think they result was different

3.      If the trial result was the same, students will have to explain why they think it was the same.

 

Formative Assessment:

  1. Class Participation
  2. Preparation

Summative Assessment:

  1. Unit assessment upon completion of the Unit


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