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Case Day at Churchill Road

Pictured from left, re-enacting a case of a stolen iPod are Churchill Road 6th graders Chris Jiang (Judge), Valentina Deschler (Witness) and Darian Kaviani (Accused). From back left, Langley High School students Sarah Etherton, Stephanie Anderson (partially hidden), Nikita Thomas, Suzanne Kim, Jimmy Fang (Police Officer) and Nikhil Dua provide background information.

Pictured from left, re-enacting a case of a stolen iPod are Churchill Road 6th graders Chris Jiang (Judge), Valentina Deschler (Witness) and Darian Kaviani (Accused). From back left, Langley High School students Sarah Etherton, Stephanie Anderson (partially hidden), Nikita Thomas, Suzanne Kim, Jimmy Fang (Police Officer) and Nikhil Dua provide background information. Photo by Kim Moran

Langley High School students visited Churchill Road 6th grade social studies class the week of March 5 as part of their annual Case Day activities. Coordinated by CRS 6th grade teachers Sharon Sacks and Meghan Roman, the Langley students presented information on a Supreme Court case dealing with the 8th Amendment (cruel or unusual punishment), in which two 14-year old boys were sentenced to life in prison. CRS 6th graders had to decide if they thought that the cruel and unusual punishment was warranted. Students also got to come up and role play as judge and jury in the case of a stolen iPod, where they determined the guilt or innocence of the defendant. The Langley students engaged the 6th graders in a spirited game of "Simon Says," with questions pertaining to the different levels in the court system, as well as facts from the cases they had reviewed.