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

Criminal Behavior HeaderTopic:

Introduction to Organized Crime 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


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 “” 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)


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

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