Criminal Law Agendas


Constitutional Stations and corresponding work


Initial vocab quiz

Shay’s Rebellion Quiz

Google Forms Constitutional Questions


Study for quiz on Mon/Tues.


DO I HAVE A RIGHT? Constitutional Practice and Corresponding Questions

Open the game linked above and choose the “Bill of Rights Edition.”  While playing the game answer the following questions in three or more well thought out and constructed sentences.  Due before class tomorrow.

  1. Choose a case from the game where you think a client doesn’t have a right. Explain why the right isn’t protected, and if you agree that it should not be protected.

  2. Discuss how you are using your Prestige Points to improve your office. Explain how the points improve the business.
  3. Describe the goal of your law firm during your last case and write a caption that explains it.
  4. Choose a point in your case that you thought was particularly challenging and explain why. 
  5. Choose a point in which the game would have played out differently if a particular amendment was not in place and explain how the case might have been resolved without the amendment.


2/24/2020 – 3/1/2020 Criminal Law Agenda


Students will be in groups (up to four) and will work together to plan out and produce a short infomercial attempting to sell their branch of government like a product.

Students will work in their groups to create their infomercial. Students will be scored by me. Student will also score themselves and their other group members to create an average score to be added to their score from the teacher.

Suggestion for editing: Filmora Go

KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) – make sure it is easy to understand and not cluttered with excess movement and gestures; audiences need all the clues they can get to understand what you’re doing

Be fantastic – both in the “good performance” aspect and the “not reality” aspect; this does not have to follow regular rules and should be larger than life at all times

Step 1: Thursday 2/27/2020


Write down what you want to do. Make a storyboard or outline. MUST be turned in with the project.

Step 2: Friday 2/28/2020

Film! Go film the video! Who is recording? Who is acting?

Step 3: Monday 1/2/2020

Edit the video! An easy app that my students have used time and time again (and can be used on a computer as well) is Filmora Go! If you want to use something else, that is fine.

Some infomercials for inspiration:

2/25/2020 – 2/26/2020

Go to:

Click the puzzle piece and “enable flash player” the click allow

Go over instructions

Play each game – one per day

Show Ms. Navarro the certificate for each game (one per day) to receive credit


Constitutional Compromises and Structure of Government Notes and PPT

2/7/2020-2/14/2020 Criminal Law Agendas


Vocabulary Kahoot

Extra credit opportunity


Complete Instagram Project


Instagram Project:

Using the paper provided at the front of the room please make an Instagram post for either Shay’s Rebellion (as its own presence) or a main player in Shay’s Rebellion.  The purpose is to demonstrate your understanding of what Shay’s Rebellion was about and why it was important.  As always, presentation counts.


Shay’s Rebellion Close Reading and Annotations


Shay’s Rebellion Video and Q&A

2/3/20-2/7/20 Criminal Law Agenda


Articles of Confederation Station Rotation and Graphic Organizer to brainstorm potential issues with what the writers wanted.


Introduction to the Constitution Investigation Activity

Use graphic organizer and pptx to draw conclusions about the constitution.  Due at the end of 2/6/20


I printed out a hard copy of the paraphrasing and summary activity for the impeachment hearings.  Please complete.

Impeachment and Current Events in Google Docs


Complete through section four of impeachment questions.  Needs to be done by the end of the day.

Impeachment and Current Events in Google Docs

1/27/20 – 1/31/20 Crim Law/Mock Trial


Impeachment Lesson on Google Classroom


Complete Zig Zag Vocab – 25 minutes

Impeachment Part I:

Respond to the following questions in writing:

  • Have you been following the impeachment inquiry in the House of Representatives? If yes, have you formed an opinion about the accusations made against President Trump? Please share.
  • Do you ever talk with your family or friends about the impeachment inquiry? What are their perspectives?
  • How comfortable do you feel talking about the impeachment inquiry? What makes you feel this way?


Zig Zag Vocab Assignment


Comic Strip Vocab using 16 Constitutional words


Present Law and Ethics Trolley Problem Slides

1/6/20-1/8/20 Criminal Law Agenda



The term lividity refers to an unnatural color of the skin. Lividity can be a useful reaction in determining the position of a body at the time of death and even whether a body was moved within the first few hours after death.


Spasticity means a state of being spasm which in turn mean a sudden, violent, involuntary muscular contraction; of hypertonicity. Rigidity meaning stiffness or inflexibility.

Work in groups to fill out chart:

Dr. Wolpert Dr. Jackson





















































Share out chart.  Go over as a class.


Pre-Trial Argument

Motion to suppress

A motion to suppress evidence is a request by a defendant that the judge exclude certain evidence from trial. The defense often makes this motion well in advance of trial—if the defendant wins it, the prosecution or judge may have to dismiss the case. Whether dismissal is appropriate depends on how important the evidence is to the prosecution’s case. 

Motions to suppress evidence are most common in Fourth Amendment, search-and-seizure cases.

Example:  Wallace and Poot are walking down the street. They aren’t behaving suspiciously, and the police don’t have any reason to suspect that they’ve recently committed a crime. Nevertheless, Officers Carver and Haulk pull up alongside them in a car. They order Wallace and Poot to stop, then jump out of the car and frisk both. Officer Carver finds an “eight-ball” of cocaine in Wallace’s jacket pocket. The prosecution charges Wallace with drug possession. Wallace’s lawyer files a motion to suppress the cocaine evidence. The judge grants the motion due to the fact that the officers didn’t have reasonable suspicion for the detention of Wallace and Poot, nor any basis to search them. Since the prosecution can’t prove the crime without the evidence, it moves to dismiss charges; the judge grants the motion.

The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution places limits on the power of the police to make arrests, search people and their property, and seize objects and contraband (such as illegal drugs or weapons). These limits are the bedrock of search-and-seizure law.


12/9/19 – 12/20/19 Criminal Law Agenda




20 minutes to work on slides.

Begin presentations.


Work on group Google Slide project re: witnesses.


Complete Det. Eisenberg’s testimony


Assign Det. Eisenberg’s testimony in parts.  Distribute to groups who present and type in their notes on the projector.


Start and complete Casey’s testimony.


Complete Desi’s testimony and move onto Casey’s.

Save expert witnesses until last.  Do in tandem.

Save Bailey until right before the expert witnesses.


Det. E




Dr. J

Dr. W




Gathering all the evidence and sifting through it to find what is relevant AND admissible

Go through Desi’s witness statement together paragraph by paragraph.  It is extremely dense with information.

Take thorough notes.  Identify HS as we go.  Left off on page 25 line 15.