Following the laws of our legal system, Evan and Jessie’s fourth grade class concocts a courtroom on the playground, putting Scott Spencer, alleged thief, on trial. They create a legitimate courtroom—with a judge, witnesses, a jury of their peers—and surprising consequences.
As she explores the difficulties of fairness, Jacqueline Davies once again reveals how good she is at understanding the complex emotions of children this age.
This was a wonderful book that teaches kids in elementary school about the justice system. It is a follow up to Jacqueline’s first book The Lemonade Wars. In the Lemonade Wars, the kids learned about business and running lemonade stands. However, the money goes missing at the end of the story.
So in this installment, Jacqueline Davies has the kids try to figure out who stole the money and hold a trial.
The book uses easy to understand language to explain the principals of law. This is definitely a fun way to teach a complex system to youngsters.
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