Period 1 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (1-6-2015)

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Today’s Topic –

The Seven Theories on Why We Commit Crime (Day 2)

Teaching Objective –

Students will be able to identify, analyze, and then appropriately classify cases using the seven key theories on why we commit crime.


Task #1 – Quick quiz on index cards on yesterday’s material.

Task #2 – I will briefly go over again and show you some more of its features.

Task #3 (Individually) – I will wrap up showing you a brief note slideshow on the seven key theories on why we commit crime.  We will finish copying down the terms and the definitions. Downloadable Slide show -> Why Commit Crime – 7 Key Theories

Task #4 (Individually) – Now that we have our terms I will be giving you copy paper and we will be making some visual cheat sheets to put around the room to help us remember the seven key theories. I have left the old ones from last semester up so you can use them as references if you get stuck. Please feel free to look them over. When you are done creating your cheat sheet I will give you a piece of painters tape for you to post your cheat sheet where you can best see it.

Teacher Made Example of a cheat sheet: (Click/Tap to enlarge)

IMG_3943Student work evidence: (Click/Tap to enlarge)


Task #5 (Partners) – Now you will begin to be shown video clips of people committing crimes. Write down a brief description of the the video clip. Then choose a theory which you feel explains why that person committed the crime. This will be followed by a one sentence reason as to why you feel that theory fits this video clip.

Example of Format: (Click/Tap to enlarge)

IMG_3944Ticket Out the Door –

Question – “Do you have the ability to read a digital document each day?”

Student Responses – *Answers Pending*

Homework –

Look over the website:

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.