Period 1 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (10-1-2014)

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Organized Crime


Students will gain a fundamental understanding of organized crime mentality, language, and services.


Task #1 – Formal pretest and introduction to Organized Crime. Rather than post all the instructions here today I have made a PDF file for you to download.

PDF File -> Directions – Introduction to the Mafia Activities

Teacher’s Note – One of today’s activities was to have students write a brief fictional story using their newly learned organized crime slang. When everyone finished I quickly read them out loud (without mentioning whose story was whose) and had the students vote on the one they liked the most. One student, Arturo M, wrote a hilarious story that got a whopping 21 out of 27 votes for best story. Here is a digital copy if you want to read it: Fluffian Mafia by Arturo M

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: ” Of the mafias you have been briefly introduced to today, which do you think would be the most interesting to learn more about?”

Results: Ticket Out the Door – Criminal Behavior – Period 1 (10-1-2014)


Go ahead and relax tonight for my class. Tomorrow we will go into our first organization for this unit.

C.C.S.S. –

WHST 11-12.4 – Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.