Period 1 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (4-29-2015)

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Juvenile Crimal Offenders – Life Sentencing?


Juvenile Offenders

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

Students will assist in determing the best legal course of action to help lower the juvenile re-incarceration rate.

Today’s Objective:

Students will be analyzing the issue of if juvenile’s should be eligible for life sentences. This will be day #2 for this objective. Yesterday we only got midway though the example case of Kenneth Young in Florida.

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)




Task #1 – Turn in 12 Step programs

Task #2 – Turn in 4 square activity

Task #3 – Turn in quick quiz

Task #4 – Overall question to consider: “Should juvenile’s be eligible for life sentences?”

Task #5 – Paper set up for case analysis of Kenneth Young’s case.

– Costa’s questioning

– Case evidence

– Arguments for and against why juveniles should be eligible for life sentences.

– Concluding paragraph – What are your thoughts on Kenneth Young’s case?