Period 1 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (5-4-2015)

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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 examining additional juvenile offender cases to a lesser degree than Kenneth’s life sentence case from Florida. The purpose is to examine the question “Is the juvenile justice system functioning?” as well as “Should juvenile inmates be housed with adult inmates?”

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 – Set up a piece of paper for Cornell style notes.

Downloadable PDF File -> Cornell Paper – Lined

Task #2 – On the front side of the paper we will be taking Cornell Notes on the documentary “Young Men: Hard Time”. We will be stopping the film multiple times to discuss academic vocabulary and content.

Task #3 – after we finish the documentary we will be doing eight film analysis questions.

Downloadable PDF File -> Film Analysis Questsions

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