Period 2,3 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (10-27-2015)

Criminal Behavior HeaderTopic:

Introduction to the Russian Mafia (Eurasian Mob)


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 and discuss the significance of Russian prison tattoos in the Russian Mafia.

*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 –

List five specific facts you remember from yesterday.

Task #1 – 

Today, you will be seeing a clip of a documentary examining the purpose of Russian prison tattoos. As you watch these clips you will be developing 10 Costa’s level 3 questions.

Downloadable Resource -> Costas Levels of Thinking and Questioning

Task #2 –

After we have watched the clips you will be passing your paper to a partner. Your partner will choose five questions to respond to in an academic paragraph format.

Ticket Out the Door:

Downloadable PDF -> Ticket Out the Door

Downloadable PPT -> Ticket Out the Door


D.O.K. Ticket Out The Door (10-27-2015)

Objective Met (10-27-2015)

Period 2 - Active vs Passive (10-27-2015)

Period 3 - Active vs Passive (10-27-2015)

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