Period 1 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (5-6-2015)

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Juvenile Criminal Offenders


Juvenile Offenders

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

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

Today’s Objective:

Students will be gathering information in Cornell Note fashion to see how the rest of the world has developed their own juvenile justice systems.

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 – Housekeeping matters

Task #2 – Project discussion

1. Tri-Fold Board (groups 2,3,7) addressing the five problems

2. Interview (groups 1,8) someone who has been in prison to get their take on how it could be improved.

3. Essay (group 4) addressing the five problems

4. 3D model of a better Prison Design (group 5,6,9) so that adults and juveniles could be co located with better results

Task #3 – Project survey

Task #4 – Review the five main problems we identified.

1. Relapse Rates

2. Suicide Rates

3. Unfair punishments

4. Co locating juvenile offenders with adults

5. Restricted/ lack of rehab programs

Task #5 – Set up a Cornell Sheet of paper for taking notes on Juvenile Justice Systems around the world.

Task #6 – Documentary on Juvenile Justice Systems (Today: U.S.A./England/Philippines/Mongolia/ Georgia)


Juvenile Justice Summative Project. Due – May 15th, 2015

Downloadable PDF Directions -> Summative Projects for Juvenile Justice