Period 1 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (3-4-2015)

Criminal Behavior HeaderTopic:

Introduction to Organized Crime

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:

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

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:

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

Downloadable File -> Directions – Introduction to the Mafia Activities (V3)

Ticket out the Door:

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

Homework:

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.

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