Lesson Two (mainstream) 1 Hour

This is a summary of the lesson plan, for a full explanation please refer to the training pack.

Lesson Structure

Activity five: Newspaper report - 1 to 5 minutes

Overview

An interactive activity to demonstrate how different writing techniques are used. In essence this is a split activity: Activity 5 opens the lesson and Activity 8 (below) actually closes it.

Learning Objective

To demonstrate how facts can be communicated in different styles.

Learning Outcome

To understand the different styles of writing and their purposes.

Tools

Activity six: Two tests - 10 minutes

Overview

An explanation using illustrations of how the two stage test that the prosecution service uses is applied.

Learning Objective

To educate students about how the CPS makes its decisions.

Learning Outcome

To enable the student to apply the prosecution test to the evidence contained within the file.

Tools

Activity seven: Mock file - 30 minutes

Overview

A mock CPS file which takes students through the decision-making processes used by the prosecution. Students will listen to an Audio resource and follow the spoken word in the case file. After the resource has been comprehended students will be asked to make a decision on whether to prosecute or not.

Learning Objective

To give a realistic insight into a CPS case.

Learning Outcome

To give a greater understanding of how the CPS makes its decisions.

Tools

Activity eight: Newspaper report - 2 to 5 minutes

Overview

An interactive activity designed to stimulate group discussion concerning the concept of fairness, freedom of speech and the role of the media.

Learning Objective

To demonstrate how facts can be communicated in different styles.

Learning Outcome

To understand the different styles of writing and their purposes.

Tools

Plenary - 5 minutes

Evaluation - 5 minutes

Overview

To provide an opportunity to assess what students have learned and to reflect on the training.

Learning Objective

To give students the opportunity to reflect on what they have learned during the session.

Learning Outcome

An understanding of what students have learned about the CPS.

Tools

  • Bull's eye (flip chart paper and small round stickers)
  • Thermometer (Flip chart paper)
  • Pack of Playing Cards
  • You might need to use Adobe Reader to view PDF files.