Goldilocks’ Mock Trial Teaches Children about Courts

By: News Staff Email
By: News Staff Email

January 25, 2014

Goldilocks and the Three Bears is a popular children’s story, but have you ever wondered what happened after the bears found Goldilocks in their home? A few children got a chance to decide her fate with a trial.

Goldilocks was represented by counsel and was able to give her testimony. Mama Bear also spoke about what happened after she saw what Goldilocks had done.

The children listening to their stories had to decide if she was innocent or guilty of bad manners for eating all of their porridge.

“Well she was a little guilty so I would say she just got into a timeout,” says Jake McDonald.

“We do a prosecution versus goldilocks for older kids, so we adjusted it for younger kids and for the little kids we decided we were going to charge Goldilocks with bad manners,” explains Llezelle Dugger, clerk of courts for Charlottesville.

The mock trial was all a part of the “Meet Main St.” program at the Discovery Museum. In the end Goldilocks received several minutes in timeout.

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