Before a jury of their peers, fifth- and sixth-graders at Santa Fe Trail Elementary School recently hosted a mock trial.
In the transformed school library, the Trailblazers sat with Johnson County judges, attorneys, a deputy court administrator and a court reporter who helped the students determine if Goldilocks, from “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” was guilty of a crime. These professionals visited the school to talk to students about the Constitution and branches of government. Click here to see a video.
The students had been learning about the constitution and government and the lessons helped bring the information to life for students, Erin Feller, teacher, said.
Sage, a Santa Fe Trail student, served as the judge during the mock trial.
“It was just phenomenal,” she said. “They put it in a way kids would enjoy, laugh about, and remember.”