Wrapping up the case: Mayella – Blue & Black pods Atticus – Orange & Purple pods Tom Robinson – Red & Green pods Dolphus Raymond – Brown & White pods Tell us: •Your discoveries •How the initial impression vs. reality displays the “coming of age” theme •Any ironies that are attached to that character (speech, actions, attitudes, expectations, etc.) •How Lee creates sympathy for that character •How the lawyers (if applicable) attempt to shape who that character is The Mock Trial Overview All roles & assignments subject to alteration, but not altercation. The Case State of MN vs. Mike Jacobs, defendant On March 5, racist statements were spray painted on the locker of Chris Burke, a student at Tercell High School. Mike Jacobs, another student, has been charged with the crime of Damage to Property in the third degree and fourth degree, a violation of the Minnesota Statues 609.595, subd. 2. 4 Attorneys 2 Prosecuting vs. 2 Defending Each attorney may make an opening statement. This is the attorney's opportunity to tell the jury a little about the case and what he or she intends to prove. After each witness has testified for the party that called him or her, the attorney for the other side may ask the witness questions. This is called cross-examination, and the attorney may ask questions only about information that the witness has already talked about. After the witnesses have testified, each attorney delivers a closing argument to talk with the jury and summarize what the witnesses have said that helps his or her side of the case. The attorney tells the jury why they should agree with his or her client's position. Attorneys will need to coach their witnesses. They will not be consulting the opposing witnesses. Paper-Trail: Attorneys must turn in a copy of their opening statement, questions, cross-x questions, and closing statement. Once the trial is done, they need to write a short reflection on how the case went and what they could have done better. 1 Judge Works with Bailiff to set up courtroom Know & rule over various objections Outline directions for the jury on being fair Know the laws related to the case Paper-Trail Judge will be responsible to turn in a copy of the related laws, objections, and a sketch of the courtroom set-up before the case begins. Judge will need to write a reflection analyzing the case and its results. 1 Bailiff Responsible to know related oaths Make official signs for courtroom Know who the witnesses are so you can call on them Escort defendant Keep courtroom orderly & quiet (know the rules!) Paper-Trail Bailiff must work with Judge to set up courtroom. Signs must be submitted for approval prior to the court. Bailiff will need to watch a courtroom-related show and write a 1-page analysis of how a court room works before the case begins. The Prosecution Witnesses Chris Burke – (plaintiff) student who had racist statements spray-painted on his locker Officer Jess McQuade – Inspected scene of crime Janitor Tony Minke – last one to see the locker clean & had to clean paint from locker Sam Lewis, Art Teacher – saw defendant in hallway early & acting suspicious The Defense Witnesses Mike Jacobs – (defendant) charged with the crime of Damage to Property in the 3rd & 4th degree. Jaime Carter – close friend of Mike, walked with Mike to school that day. Principal Shields – knows Mike very well. Pat Collen, Biology Teacher – in hallway of Mike’s locker on the day of in the incident. The Jury (14) (7) Maycomb Jury Members Will need to assume the identity of one of the Maycomb characters & fill out a profile sheet. Must vote according to that person’s beliefs. (7) Non-Biased Jury Need to fill out profile sheet. Must vote according to the facts. Paper Trail: During work days, Jury will have a few handouts to work through in addition to practicing deciding on a case. During the trial, Jury will keep track of the case and must submit all notes. Will need to submit a reflection about his or her decision, the biases that went into it, and a general analysis of how the case went. The Media (4-6 students) The media will assume the role of journalists. They must interview all witnesses & attorneys. Paper Trail: Will produce a newspaper that will be published before the trial. The reflection will be in the form of an insert for the newspaper to be delivered after the trial. The type & look of the newspaper is up to creative interpretation. Make your Choice On moodle, go here: Journal (ch. 21-23) Why is Atticus’ statement, “This case is as simple as black and white,” ironic? Explain Jem and Scout’s disagreement at the end of Chapter 23. Who do you agree with and why? What examples of racism are present as Tom gives his testimony?