Periods 2,3 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plans (9-30-2015)

Criminal Behavior HeaderTopic:

Introduction to Organized Crime Unit

Unit:

Organized Crime

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

At the end of this unit students have stated they will understand how structured criminal organizations originated, remain in power, how they are affiliated, strategies they implement, and how dangerous each is. Additionally, students have stated they will have developed the following skills: reading, analysis, observation, and identification. Success will be measured by four specific student developed goal oriented objectives they have designed to measure success culminating in a student developed summative project at the end of this unit.

Downloadable  PDF -> Student SMART Goal Input – Organized Crime

*Unit S.M.A.R.T. Goal written with this downloadable guide -> SmartGoals Template for Educators

Today’s Objective:

Students will be able to recall, list, and describe common mafia slang terms utilized in the 1920s through 1950s. They will then be able to employ these terms in a fictional story in order to demonstrate understanding as well as experiment with using these slang terms correctly.

*Lesson objective written with this downloadable guide -> Writing Learning Objectives Guide

C.C.S.S. Standards:

WHST 11-12.4 – Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
*While Common Core Social Studies standards are currently under development my courses adhere to following the C.C.S.S. standards for English.

Agenda:

Warm Up:

Look over yesterday’s results posted below and analyze how both periods 2,3 behaved during the paper cup activity from yesterday. Green means the group stayed intact, red means the group was disbanded. Period 2 did not have time to complete Round 4. Now, utilizing this data and citing it in your answer, state why criminal activity consistently becomes organized over time. After you have stated this answer look at the Mexican Cartel map. How did your actions yesterday mirror what you see in the map?

Period 2 Cup Activity Results

Period 3 Cup Activity Results

Mexican Cartels Map

Task #1 –

Today’s activities are listed in a downloadable PDF located below. These activities will include: vocabulary introduction, film clip analysis, and organized crime structural analysis.

PDF File -> Directions – Introduction to the Mafia Activities

Ticket Out the Door –

Using the chart below state where you think we were operating today for the most part. What stage (1-4) do you think we achieved?

Webbs Depth of Knowledge Chart

Student Results:

totd-9-30-20151

D.O.K. 4

“I think today was mostly level 4 due to the performance tasks we did today” – Shawn M.

D.O.K. 3

“We had to work together to draw ideas and conclusions from the video clips” – Yesenia R.

” Because we had to use strategic thinking to define the words” – Alondra P.

D.O.K. 2

“We spent a lot of time observing behavior and classifying members of a mob” – Carina O.

D.O.K. 1

“We primarily recognized spent time recognizing the behaviors of mafia leaders and how they act with people” – Michelle G.

Periods 2,3 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (9-29-2015)

Criminal Behavior HeaderTopic:

Introduction to Organized Crime Unit

Unit:

Organized Crime

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

This unit’s SMART goal will be either entirely or partly written by students dependent upon their creativity and writing level. The students developed some ideas yesterday during their work while I was at the PD Center in downtown with Mr. Nelson. I will review your developed material tonight and settle on an answer tomorrow.

*Unit S.M.A.R.T. Goal written with this downloadable guide -> SmartGoals Template for Educators

Today’s Objective:

Students will assist in developing their next unit of study in their criminal behavior course in addition to gaining the understanding as to why criminal behavior has become so organized by participating in an activity developed for a high school Economics courses.

*Lesson objective written with this downloadable guide -> Writing Learning Objectives Guide

C.C.S.S. Standards:

RH 11-12.9 – Integrate information from diverse sources, both primary and secondary, into a coherent understanding of an idea or event, noting discrepancies among sources.

Agenda:

Warm Up:

Why do you think organized criminal groups are so interested in recruiting juveniles? On the index card given to you list three reasons.

Task #1 –

Next in groups, we will iron out the following details of this unit:

Unit Name, Unit SMART Goal, Unit Objectives, Topics, People, Criminal Groups, Vocabulary, Unit Summative Project.

Task #2 –

22 A Primer for Organized Crime

Click/Tap on the image above. It breaks down the primary criminal organizations that the FBI is focusing on. What do you notice? One observation you should have is that these mafias break down into smaller organizations that support them. Why do you think they all work together? Let us borrow an activity from Economics teachers to examine this phenomenon more closely.

Downloadable Activity PDF -> Paper Cup Activity

Ticket Out the Door –

Using the chart below state where you think we were operating today for the most part. What stage (1-4) do you think we achieved?

Webbs Depth of Knowledge Chart

Student Results:

TOTD (9-29-2015)

Examples of Student Reasoning:

D.O.K. 4 –

“Today was primarily project based work and measured performance tasks” – Jordan H.

D.O.K. 3 –

“We looked at results and compared how we acted to how the mafia acts. We also saw why we shouldn’t fight and how to push out other groups” – Brenda C.

D.O.K. 2 –

“Because it was basic and understandable” – Michael R.

D.O.K. 1 –

“I believe we are level one because we used our brains, planned, and learned from mistakes. Everybody was engaged because it was primarily hands on” – Antara B.

Periods 2,3 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plans (9-28-2015)

Criminal Behavior HeaderTopic:

Introduction to Organized Crime Unit

Unit:

Organized Crime

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

This unit’s SMART goal will be either entirely or partly written by students dependent upon their creativity and writing level.

*Unit S.M.A.R.T. Goal written with this downloadable guide -> SmartGoals Template for Educators

Today’s Objective:

Students will assist in developing their next unit of study in their criminal behavior course.

*Lesson objective written with this downloadable guide -> Writing Learning Objectives Guide

Agenda:

Task #1 – (3 minutes)

Teacher’s Note – Today I have to be with Mr. Nelson and some other leadership teachers at the PD center in downtown. While  I am gone you are going to help in developing the next unit of study for this course. Those with the best answers will be included in the structure of the unit and given credit for their ideas. You know by now that I read your opinions in surveys and take them into consideration when writing my lesson plans so try hard on this assignment. The more you tell me how and what you want to learn the better I can make the unit.

Task #2 – (60 minutes)

You are going to help in developing the Organized Crime Unit. The information below is to be filled out on your paper and ready to turn in on Tuesday when I see you again. The words written in capital letters are what you will write down and fill out. The words in italics are instructions clarifying what you put in these areas.

UNIT NAME: What do you want to call this unit?

UNIT SMART GOAL: A S.M.A.R.T. goal is a goal that is specific, measurable, achievable, rigorous, and timely. The unit SMART goal is telling people what is the overall concept/ability you wish to gain from studying this topic. Here is a downloadable PDF guide for how to write a S.M.A.R.T. goal -> SmartGoals Template for Educators

UNIT OBJECTIVES: There have to be four main objectives per unit taught. One for each level of Webb’s Depth of Knowledge. Use the chart below to design four objectives (aka: goals) we should set for ourselves while studying this unit. Here is a downloadable PDF guide for how to write lesson objectives -> Writing Learning Objectives Guide

Webbs Depth of Knowledge Chart

TOPICS/PEOPLE/GROUPS: List any topics, people, or groups you would like to see specifically taught to you. Think of at least ten.

UNIT VOCABULARY: List any words you think we should know while studying this unit. Think of at least five.

LESSON TOPICS: I am going to spend ten days on this unit. Look back up at the topics, people, and groups you listed above. How many days would you give to each? List the topics, people, and groups here with how many days we should spend on each and a brief sentence about why.

UNIT SUMMATIVE PROJECT: In this section you will design the summative project for this unit. So far we have been doing essays to enhance our writing. I am opening the door on this unit to you. Whoever designs the best unit summative project, that is also approved by your peers, that is the project we will do instead of an essay at the end of this unit. Examples of other summative projects include: tri-folds, posters, 3D models, and interviews. Make sure in this section to state the type of project, followed by how to do it, and the rubric for which it should be graded by.

Task #3 – (30 minutes)

During the last thirty minutes of class you are going to take a Criminal Behavior Review Quiz. You can take this quiz by having the sub read you aloud the questions and you write down your answers OR, if the sub allows it, you can use your smart phone and go to “m.socrative.com” use the room number “A89559B4” and take the quiz through your smart phone.

Downloadable PDF of quiz -> Criminal Behavior Course Review Quiz (9-28-2015)

Homework:

1- ( Due Tuesday 9-29-2015) Seven paragraph expository essay on the juvenile justice system. In an expository essay your goal is to, in this order, 1. Investigate 2.Evaluate 3. Expound and finally 4. Set a clear Argument. I have created a PDF file below to help you get started on this essay. If you run into any problems contact me for assistance.

Downloadable PDF -> Sample Expository Essay Material for a Juvenile Justice Essay