Periods 2,3 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (10-19-2015)

Criminal Behavior HeaderTopic:

The Mafia’s Ten Commandments


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 name 80% of the Mafia commandments and be able to accurately describe and discuss how these commandments are similiar and different in mentality as compared to the Mongols Motorcycle Clubs rules of 2015.

*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 –

WarmUp (10-19-2015)

Task #1 –

Before we get back into the grove of things I want you to use your smart devices to examine your grade and make sure that it is accurate before I submit them to the school. I did not post them to my site yet so you will need to visit Synergy.

Task #2 – 

Next up lets get our Criminal Behavior Reference notebooks in order by adding our new content and updating the table of contents. Your new table of contents should look like the photo below:

Table of Contents

Task #3 – 

Group debrief of the Mafia family activity we did on 10-9-2015 before we went on break. You do not need to move your desks simply change your chairs so you can face each other. You will have five minutes to discuss the following questions before reporting out. At the end of the five minutes have one member of your group put your answers up on the board in the assigned space:

#1 – “How would you explain how the mafia families arrived in the United States? Explain your answer”

#2 – “What led to the tension between the families?”

#3 – “How did the families first attempt to work out their differences?”

#4 – “In our exercise, how did the families behave? Did they attemempt to work together?”

#5 – “What problems did the families have in the exercise?”

#6 – “How could the activity be made better?”

Task #4 – 

Each person will need a piece of notebook paper for some Cornell Notes. We will be looking at the 10 commandments of the Mafia (Circa 1950) and comparing them to the rules of the Mongol Motorcycle Club (2015).

Downloadable PPT -> The Ten Commandments of the Mafia vs Mongols

Downloadable PDF -> The Ten Commandments of the Mafia vs Mongols

Task #5 –

Now we will write a one paragraph analysis comparing and contrasting the Mafia rules of the 1950s against Mongol M.C. Rules of 2015.

Cashed in Ticket Count Results:

Cashed in Tickets (10-19-2015)

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. 



D.O.K. Ticket - 10-19-2015


Objective Hit - 10-19-2015

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