(Atlantic) Six Atlantic middle school students presented highlights of their mock trial at Monday night’s Atlantic School Board meeting.
Students in Mrs. Sandage and Mrs. Leiferman’s Language Arts class had the opportunity to perform a mock trial at the Cass County Courthouse. This was part of their unit on “The Outsiders” by SE Clinton. The trial was based on actions that happened in the book “The Outsiders” and the witnesses were based on characters from the book.
The students took on roles of policemen and crime scene investigators. Other students became part of the defense team or prosecuting team. The jury consisted of students that wrote application letter and were chosen on their quality of their letters to become part of the jury.
Atlantic Attorney J.C. Van Ginkle helped the students research Iowa code and Iowa law.
January 13, 2014