Introduce middle school students to the courts, the legal system, and the anatomy of a criminal trial through Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer by John Grisham. This curriculum guide to the legal thriller provides chapter-by-chapter assignments correlated to Common Core Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in Social Studies. Students will become familiar with the constitutional rights of the accused, the jury system, and careers in the legal and criminal justice systems. Through a mock trial, they'll draw upon what they've learned and participate in the legal process.
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