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<ul><li><p>To Kill A Mockingbird and Twelve Angry Men </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Does race matter?</p><p>trial.html </p><p>TOPIC 1: JURY SELECTION </p><p>-Who makes up the jury pool? </p><p>-What is "voir dire"? </p><p>-How are potential jurors screened or examined? </p><p>-How are jurors selected? </p><p>-What does it mean to have a jury of one's peers? </p><p>TOPIC 2: JURY RESPONSIBILITY/PROTECTION </p><p>-What are the responsibilities of a juror? </p><p>-What can and can't a juror do while listening to a trial? </p><p>-What is "sequestering"? </p><p>-What is a "gag order"? </p><p>-What guidelines are juries given to decide a case? </p><p>-What factors may make it difficult for a juror to be unbiased? </p><p>TOPIC 3: TRIAL PROCEDURES </p><p>-What is an "opening statement"? </p><p>-What is a "closing argument"? </p><p>-What is "cross-examination"? </p><p>-What is a "verdict"? </p><p>-What is "burden of proof"? </p><p>TOPIC 4: ROLE OF THE JUDGE </p><p>-What role does a judge play in a criminal trial? </p><p>-What is the judge's responsibility to the lawyers? </p><p>-What is the judge's responsibility to the jury? </p><p>TOPIC 5: ROLE OF LEGAL COUNSEL </p><p>-What are the responsibilities of the lawyers for both sides in a criminal trial? </p><p></p></li><li><p>-What is a prosecutor? </p><p>-What is a defense lawyer? </p><p>-What does "beyond reasonable doubt" mean to a prosecutor? </p><p>Further Questions for Discussion: </p><p>-Is it possible for a celebrity to be judged by a jury of his or her peers? Why or why not? </p><p>-How does the American judicial system attempt to safeguard against wrongful punishment? </p><p>Extension Activities: </p><p>1. Research a famous criminal case, such as Miranda v. Arizona or Gideon v. Wainwright. </p><p>Prepare a report outlining the major issues of the case, and explaining how the case's outcome </p><p>has helped to make the criminal justice system more fair. </p><p>2. Prepare a report outlining the jury system in your state. Does your state have grand juries in all </p><p>criminal cases? How many people must agree to issue an indictment? Must all the people on a </p><p>jury agree for a verdict to be reached? </p><p>3. Look up information about jury duty where you live and interview a parent or adult about their </p><p>jury duty experiences. What were the procedure and experience like? Did he or she feel like he </p><p>or she performed an important civic duty? Why or why not? Write an article for your school's </p><p>newspaper. </p><p>Read the play "12 Angry Men" by Reginald Rose and create a chart tracking the changing opinions of </p><p>each member of the jury. Write a brief essay examining how the burden of proof affected the final </p><p>decision of the jury in this particular case. </p><p>What is meant by the term "paparazzi"? Why do they exist? What famous criminal cases have involved </p><p>celebrities and the paparazzi, and what were the outcomes? Write a series of short articles about some </p><p>different cases, and "publish" a tabloid-like paper that casts a critical eye at the paparazzi. </p><p>Should athletes and entertainers be looked upon as role models? In what ways do they set trends and </p><p>influence pop culture? In what ways do they impact greater society? </p><p>;bold=|||| </p><p> </p><p>12 Angry Men- themes/writing </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> *** </p><p>;bold=||||</p></li><li><p> </p><p> </p></li></ul>