Mock Trial I for Grades 9-12 (2:00)
Course: Mock Trial I for Grades 9-12
Instructor: Stepheny Seabolt
Homework Description: Homework for this class will include researching topics for better understanding, writing, and practicing for actual mock trials each month in class. Students should expect to spend anywhere from 1-2 hours per week on homework maximum.
Duration: 30 weeks
Course Description: Legal concepts can be interesting! Through this class, students will learn about the U.S. legal system through different cases, information on the court system, and more. This mock trial course ends with a mock trial allowing students to actively engage with the material. The vision for this mock trial class is that students’ knowledge of God and His world will grow through study of the legal system. This course strengthens comprehension, logic/critical thinking, persuasive argumentation, writing, research, and public speaking skills. This class will teach important information about the judicial branch of our government, as well as honing skills every person needs. Students learn basic concepts about the American legal system that will be built upon in later lessons.
Basic monthly layout:
- Week One:Legal Concept
- Week Two:Case Summary
- Week Three:Related Skill
- Week Four:Case Holding (Outcome and Reasoning)
This class is taught by Stepheny Seabolt, who is in her 9th year of homeschooling her three kids, ages 11, 13, and 16. She has an AAS in Business Administration from GTCC, owns her own homeschool curriculum and book consignment shop, and works as both the Schoolhouse Ambassador Mentor and Support Group Liaison for The Old Schoolhouse®. Never one to back down from a challenge, she loves getting her hands dirty, going barefoot, and watching those “lightbulb” moments happen during the homeschooling day.