Period 1 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (9-30-2014)

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Students will peer review each other’s thesis in order to better develop their own.


Teacher’s Note – Today will be the summative assessment for the Stalking Unit.

Task #1 – Today you will have 55 minutes to write a five paragraph essay about the Richard Farley v Laura Black case. You will be analyzing why Richard Farley was so obsessed with Laura Black. Remember you can have any claim you want to explain his obsession. The catch is that you have to be backing up each of your claims with evidence.

Task #2 – At the end of the 55 minutes you will be turning in what you have gotten done. Since this is a summative assessment that means it will be worth more than normal assignments.

Task #3 – Now we will begin our introduction to organized crime unit. I will show you three video clips and you will make five behavioral observations about organized crime life from these clips. At the end of each clip we will do a quick share out of our observations.

Clip #1 – Untouchables Clip – A Kind Word and a Gun 

Clip #2 – Untouchables Clip – Batter Up

Clip #3 – American Gangster – Somebody or Nobody

Ticket out the Door:

Go to, type in room name “a89559b4″, then type in your first name and last initial. Answer the questions that follow and hit “submit”. Then log out. Today’s teacher question: “What are two behavioral observations you noticed about organized crime during today’s introduction to organized crime?”

Results: Ticket Out the Door – Criminal Behavior – Period 1 (9-30-2014)


Continue to work on your thesis statements. These will be due tomorrow when you come to class.

Student Resources:

Stalking Presentation – Dr. Hall – Cal State Bakersfield

Full Video on YouTube – Stalking Laura (1993)

C.C.S.S. –

WHST 11-12.5 – Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.