Periods 2,3 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plans (10-9-2015)

Criminal Behavior HeaderTopic:

Mafia turf disputes and “sit downs”


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 explain life in the mafia with regards to “turf conflict” and “sit downs”.

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

C.C.S.S. Standards:

WHST 11-12.2 – Write informative/explanatory texts.

*While Common Core Social Studies standards are currently under development my courses adhere to following the C.C.S.S. standards for English.


Warm Up –

Teacher’s Note – skipped today due to it being a short day

Task #1 –

Today’s activity is in the downloadable file below.

Downloadable PDF -> Directions for Cartel Family Experiment

Downloadable PPT -> Directions for Cartel Family Experiment

Supplementary Material for Today’s Activity

Downloadable PDF -> Crime Family ( Table Cards and History)

Downloadable PPT -> Crime Family ( Table Cards and History)

Student Results – 

Period 2:

Period 3:


Absent Students –

If you were gone today I want you to read through the directions in the downloadable file above “Directions for Cartel Family Game” and e-mail me with your opinion on where the flaws of the experiment are.

Cashed in Ticket Count –

The diagram below shows the amount of tickets per student in alphabetically order that have been cashed in. Students. Please double check that the numbers accurately reflect what you have turned in.

Cashed in Ticket Count (10-9-2015)

Ticket Out the Door –

1.”What level of Webb’s depth of knowledge do you think we primarily worked at today? Why?”

Webbs Depth of Knowledge Chart

2. On a scale of 0% to 100% did we meet our objective for today? 100% means you believe we absolutely hit the objective. 

Student Results:

#1 – Ticket Out the Door Results

Ticket Out the Door (10-9-2015)

#2 – To what percentage woud you say we hit our objective?

Hit Our Objective (10-9-2015)

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