Students are first asked to resolve a hypothetical case via the adversary process. Each student is assigned the role of plaintiff, defendant, or judge. The plaintiff and defendant argue their case in turn, and the judge renders a decision. Students are then asked to reflect on the resolution. They are then instructed to resolve the same case via mediation, and to compare the two methods of dispute resolution.
- Lesson Plans, Modules (Teaching Unit)
- Subject: Citizenship
- Grades: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8