Period 1 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (3-31-2015)

Criminal Behavior HeaderTopic:

Introduction to Serial Killer Behavioral Analysis

Unit:

Serial Killers

Unit S.M.A.R.T. Goal:

Students will be able to behaviorally analyze a killer without teacher’s assistance with 80% accuracy in 4 of 5 trials.

Today’s Objective:

Students will gan fundamental understanding of who serail killers are as people and demonstrate understanding through oral dialogue and classroom activity.

Behavioral Norms (Student Developed):

  1. “Respect others opinions”- Selena (20 votes)
  2. “Staying on task” – Israel /Ally/Kenny ( 21 votes)
  3. “Only one person is allowed to talk at a time” – Charles (22 votes)
  4. “If you feel like you are going to lose control or getting irritated you need to let Mr. Tyler know and stand outside his door” – Tyler (23 votes)

Vocabulary:

One-on-One Murder, Modus-Operandi, signature, characteristics

Agenda:

Task #1 – Introductory Survey – Question “On a scratch piece of paper name as many killers/serial killers as you can”

Results -> Period 1 – Criminal Behavior Serial Killer Survey (3-31-2015)

Task #2 – Introductory presentation on Serial Killers using Cornell Notes.

Downloadabe File -> Introduction to Serial Killer Analysis (V2)

Note – We are going to look at a presentation developed by the Department of Justice and practicing our classroom skill of looking at a powerpoint and only writing down what we really need to know.

 

Period 3 – U.S. History Honors Lesson Plan (3-31-2015)

U.S. History Header 2Unit:

Unit #1 – A Nation is Born / Unit #2 – Imperialism and Progressivism

Chapter #3 – The Birth of Modern America (1877 – 1900)

Section #3 – Immigration/Urbanization

Section #4 – Early Reforms in a Gilded Age

Chapter #5 – The Progressive Movement

Section #1 – The Roots of Progressivism

Unit S.M.A.R.T. Goal:

Students will be able to examine the changing patterns of immigration from the 19th through the 20th centuries,  consider the challenges and contributions of immigrants, and analyze the “push” and “pull” influences of immigration (i.e. economic factors, advertising, political oppression, belief in social mobility) to 80% in 3 of 4 trials.

Today’s Objective:

Students will gain basic understanding of corporate structure, mergers, and banking and demonstrate knowledge through classroom activity.

Behavioral Norms (Student Developed):

1.  “Only one person talks at a time” – Noah  (23 votes – approved)

2. “Respect others opinions/ideas” – Rob (31 votes – approved)

3. “Stay on task” – Andrea ( 27 votes – approved)

Agenda:

Task #1 – We will be doing the Stock debrief questions from yesterday since we were not able to get to them.

1 – What strategies did some groups use to invest?

2 – What strategies were successful? Which were not?

3 – Overall what strategy did your group use? How profitable were you?

4 – What behaviors did you notice the stock prices followed?

5 – How would you improve this simulation?

Task #2 – Vanderbuilt Review – “On a piece of paper list everything you remember about Vanderbuilt from the last time we talked about him”

Task #3 – Now we will look at basic corporate structure.

Task #4 – Followed by activity on how corporations (past and present) used to merge in either vertical or horizontal form.

Task #5 – After the activity we do together you will be filling out the same chart with your own example.

Task #6 – Introductory activity into the basics of banking.

 

Period 1 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (3-30-2015)

Criminal Behavior HeaderTopic:

Organized Crime Review

Unit:

Organized Crime

Unit S.M.A.R.T. Goal:

Students will be able to identify and distinguish the differences between the origins, businesses, terminology, and mentalities of the following organized crime organizations: Russian Mafia, Yakuza, Mexican Cartel, and La Cosa Nostra in 3 of 4 formative assessment trials with 80% accuracy.

Today’s Objective:

Today students will review the material they have learned on organized crime before we move onto the next unit by filling out a graphic organizer on their own that shows they have a basic working knowledge of the names, locations, illegal investments, and unique facts about each of the four largest criminal organizations on Earth today.

Behavioral Norms (Student Developed):

  1. “Respect others opinions”- Selena (20 votes)
  2. “Staying on task” – Israel /Ally/Kenny ( 21 votes)
  3. “Only one person is allowed to talk at a time” – Charles (22 votes)
  4. “If you feel like you are going to lose control or getting irritated you need to let Mr. Tyler know and stand outside his door” – Tyler (23 votes)

Vocabulary:

Wack, Front, Turf, Hit, Extort, Shake down, Racketeer, boss, underboss, made man

Agenda:

#1 – We are going to make a comparasion grid to compare what we have learned about the Russian Mafia, Yakuza, Mexican Cartels, and Cosa Nostra. You will be tell me on the grid the most basic information about each of these groups. These will include:

Name:

Country:

Origin Story:

Illegal Activities Involved in:

Unique Facts:

#2 – After you have finished lets review all the information together as a class.

#3 – We are now going to vote on the following question:

“Do you want to continue learning about the mafia? (Organized Crime)”

Results: YES = 2 NO = 21

#4 – Now lets quickly review some of the topics we have already looked at in this class. These include:

  • 7 Key Theories
  • Organized/disorganized killers
  • Mental disorders
  • Stalkers
  • Organized Crime
  • Prisons
  • Profiling

#5 – I want student input on the next unit we should look at as a class. Lets take some time and brainstorm some other topics you want to learn about in this course.

Student Brainstorming Results:

Topic – Killer/Spree Killer/ Mass Killer

Topic – Serial Killer

Topic – Cyber Crime

Topic – “You Can Decide”

Topic – Top 10 Most Wanted (Great idea by Anthony G)

Topic – Genocide/Terrorism

#6 – Lets vote on the student developed topics now.

Topic – Killer/Spree Killer/ Mass Killer (4 votes)

Topic – Serial Killer (16 votes)

Topic – Cyber Crime (1 vote)

Topic – “You Can Decide” (5 votes)

Topic – Top 10 Most Wanted (5 votes)

Topic – Genocide/Terrorism (3 votes)

#7 – Based on student survey results the next three units will be (in order of votes received):

I – Serial Killers

II – Top 10 Most Wanted

III – Killer/Spree Killer/ Mass Killer