LPS and NU Law School put Goldilocks on trial to teach about justice system

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Fifth grade students at Morley Elementary School greeted students from the University of Nebraska College of Law this week for a mock trial of Goldlilocks.

The LPS students get to learn about how criminal trials work with a familiar story, and the law students get experience using their knowledge by teaching and making it easy for the fifth graders to understand.

Heather Bohling has been teaching the fifth graders about the Constitution and the criminal justice system in her social studies class.

“Learning about our government and the U.S. government and how our government works and the rights that we have and the Constitution that we have, is incredibly important to learn at a very young age that will carry out with them throughout their life,” Bohling said.

LPS and NU plan on continuing to do mock trials at elementary schools through the rest of the school year.

The dates and the schools participating are:

April 25-27, 2:05-2:55 p.m. at Wysong Elementary

May 11-13, 2-2:40 p.m. at Huntington Elementary

May 16-18, 10:45-11:30 p.m. at Kloefkorn Elementary

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