Period 1 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (10-29-2014)

Criminal Behavior HeaderTopic:

Organized Crime – Yakuza


Students will be analyzing and synthesizing student developed information on the Yakuza.


Task #1 – We are briefly going to look over the Mock Election results from both our classroom and our school as a whole.

Task #2 – Now we are going to look at a student developed presentation on the History of the YaKuZa.

PowerPoint – History of the Yakuza (Rohit’s Version)

Presentation – History of the Yakuza Presentation – Rohit S.

Handout – YaKuZa – Information Handout

While we look at this presentation you will develop a basic T-Chart on a piece of notebook paper. While I show you this students presentation you will be listing the strengths and weaknesses of this information delivery method.

Task #3 – Now we are going to form into groups of four. Each group will receive a copy of the student created informational handout he developed for his presentation.

Task #4 – You and your group will be given 10 minutes to go through the presentation and remove any information your group feels in unnecessary.

Task #5 – Now your group will begin the hard part. Take the information you have left over and develop a presentation method that will be more effective.

Task #6 – Before you leave class today your group needs to tell me how you will be delivering this information and what role each person in the group has.

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 do you think is the biggest weakness in just using a powerpoint to share information?”


Your groups have now decided how to better convey this information and a role for each of its members. Tonight you will be getting ready to do your presentation for tomorrow, which is Thursday (10-30-2014).

C.C.S.S. –

RH 11-12.2 – Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary that makes clear the relationships among the key details and ideas.