Website of the Week: The Pick 12 Jury Game

The Pick 12 Jury Game (Gr. 5-12)

Teach students about jury selection with this interesting site. First students are given a brief description of the importance of a jury and jury selection. They are then given directions about selecting an impartial jury. Students choose a civil case or a criminal case. Each juror presented has a bit of a background, and students receive points based on not selecting jurors who would be partial to the opposite side. Once all twelve jurors have been chosen, students receive a score and an explanation about why some jurors would be better candidates than others.