Goldilocks Heads to Court

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Fifth-grade classes at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School were introduced to inner workings of the country’s legal system thanks to the Trials of Goldilocks, presented by Hofstra University law professor Glen Vogel.

Sponsored by the PTA’s Arts in Education Program, the presentation introduces students to the basic elements of the legal system, particularly Constitutional rights, the workings of the court system and the elements of a criminal trial. 

The program chronicles the arrest and trial of Goldilocks, who has been charged with petit larceny, trespassing and criminal mischief. Mt. Pleasant fifth-graders portrayed the main characters and courtroom personnel, while the judge and jury consisted of fourth-grade teachers and students who decided Goldilocks’ fate.