Lesson Plans - Law

The Case of   News vs Gossip

Steps in the Trial:

1. Let Ms Lawson (the accuser) tell her/his side of the story.

2. Let the Newspaper (the accused) tell their side of the story.

3. Let the judge ask Ms Lawson and the Newspaper questions.

4. Give the judge a few minutes to think.

5. Let the judge make a decision that is fair.

6. Let the judge explain his or her reasons.

News vs Gossip - A Simplified Mock Trial based on the Canada School Net Simplified Mock Trial Design.

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