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Famous Trials - UMKC School of Law - Prof. Douglas Linder

Famous Trials - UMKC School of Law - Prof. Douglas Linder
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Mock Trial Opening Statements for The Prosecutor. « Mock trial blog December 25, 2010 by mocktrialblahblahblah Volunteering to present the opening statement for your mock trial team poses a challenge. It may mean that you are the first to speak in the entire competition. To review, let’s go over the order of a trial again. Good morning, my name is ____ and I represent the State.This is my opportunity to outline the evidence as I anticipate it will be presented.I will call three witnesses.The first witness will be so and so, and he will testify as to such and such.The second witness will be so and so, and he will testify as to such and such.The third witness will be so and so, and he will testify as to such and such.At the conclusion of the case, we will ask you to convict the defendant of the crime as charged, thank you. So that is basically how a prosecutor does an opening. Now, students in a mock trial competition often want to know how to score the most points in an opening statement. We have samples in our ebook. Like this: Like Loading...

Biográfica.info Search Results - Search Results civil liberties - The Learning Network Blog Todd Heisler/The New York TimesThe Obama administration issued talking points for commemorations of the 9/11 attacks at home and around the world.Go to related article » Sept. 8, 2011 | Updated Since this post first went up, more teachers have written – and, the case of a former colleague, called – in to share more ideas. As teachers are making plans for the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9/11, many are concerned about how to make it meaningful because, they note, today’s K-12 and college students very likely have only dim memories, if that, of the events of that day. But today’s students did not experience other crucibles in our nation’s and world’s history: slavery, the Holocaust, the Vietnam War. And if you are still feeling reluctant, consider the comment from a student named Rachel on a guest post about why 9/11 should be taught: I am a student, and to be honest I really thought history was boring because all of the dates you had to remember for tests.

FRONTLINE/WORLD . Educators . Activities . History . Teaching About the Vietnam War in Vietnam Cross-Curricular Activities Consider building on the themes of the above activity by working with colleagues in other disciplines to conduct the following activities. Protest Violence with Painting (Art) The Activity Over the past 20 years, Sri Lanka has been the site of more suicide bombings than anywhere else in the world. Ask students to consider these questions. What is the key message of the art of "road painters"? Resources Visit the "Sri Lanka: Living With Terror" Web resources to see the slideshow, watch the full FRONTLINE/World television segment in streaming video, read a synopsis, follow the reporter's diary, or gather related links and facts: pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/srilanka/ Relevant National Standards Visual Arts, Standard 3: Knows a range of subject matter, symbols and potential ideas in the visual arts Level IV, Benchmark 2 Applies various subjects, symbols and ideas in one's artworks back to top Write About the Communist and Postcommunist Experience (English) The Activity

History of the World Mock Trial Handbook Mock Trial Handbook Baliff: Please Rise. The Court of Markville is now in session, the Honourable Judge ______________ presiding. Judge: (to baliff) What is today’s case? Baliff: Today’s case is Crown versus Prime Minister _______________________________ Judge: Is the prosecution ready? Attorneys: Yes, your Honour (always say “your Honour” when speaking to Judge) Judge: May give instructions to the jury. Attorneys can create any opening statement he /she would like. Sample Opening Statement “Your Honour, members of the jury, my name is ________________________________ and I am representing _____________________ (crown or defendant) in this case. All witnesses are sworn in before thy begin answering questions. Baliff: Please raise your right hand. The attorney calls his/her witness to the stand and asks clear and simple questions that allow the witness to tell his or her side / account of events in his/her own words. Sample Questions Helpful Hints for Examination and Cross Examination

¿De dónde proviene el árbol de cacao? Mesoamérica o Alto Amazonas La historia ha ubicado a Mesoamérica como la región del origen del árbol de cacao sin embargo estudios realizados por botánicos y genetistas lo ubican en el Alto Amazonas, cerca de los límites entre Perú, Ecuador, Colombia y Venezuela. FJ Pound un agrónomo del Departamento de Agricultura de Trinidad encontró la clave para resolver el enigma, un enfermedad común en el árbol de cacao llamada escoba de bruja (witches' broom) es facilmente sobrellevada por las plantas del Alto Amazonas gracias a su alto nivel de diversidad sin embargo las plantas de Mesoamérica muestran pobreza genética y no resisten esta enfermedad. Un árbol infectado con moniliasis del cacao (frosty pod rot) izquierda y escoba de bruja (witches' broom) derecha Ver la fuente para una información detallada. Fuente: Historia del Chocolate

Winners and losers at the Supreme Court this week | Texas on the Potomac The scene outside the Supreme Court Francis Rivera / The Houston Chronicle healthcare-scotus_fr01 Advocates for an expansion of Medicare demonstrate silently as opponents of the Affordable Care Act and self-described Tea Party supporters chant "repeal and replace" behind them. It is often said, but it is rarely true. President Barack Obama signs his health-care bill into law in March of 2010 (AP Photo) 1. No politician had more at stake this week than Barack Obama, and no politician was as big a winner. Nancy Pelosi after the Supreme Court upholds the Democratic health-care law. 2. Ah, revenge is sweet. How happy was she? Pelosi to Rep. Miller: “You bet your ass.” Pelosi: “I did.” Chief Justice John Roberts (Official photo) 3. At least for a week, John Roberts is a hero of the left. And even the most partisan Republican has to be pleased that Roberts convinced those four Democratic justices on the Supreme Court to call ObamaCare’s individual mandate a tax. 4. Roger Clemens (Getty Images) 5. 1.

Living the Story | Civil Rights Webquest As part of the Living the Story project, Jean McComb of the Kentucky Department of Education has developed a multi-part webquest for middle and high school students in which, working individually and in teams, they research life in their community during the civil rights era, take part in a role-playing discussion about civil rights issues based on their research, and create individual and group presentations on what they have learned. This page summarizes the classroom project and its educational objectives. The evaluation page gives specifics about assessment and includes additional hints for the teacher. Students taking part in the webquest should first read the historical background, then the detailed instructions. Project Summary For this webquest, students work in teams of seven. Black Panther Party member white business owner white mother of two black university student black high school student black professional woman town mayor Guiding Questions Meets: 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6

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