Period 2,3 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (11-5-2015)

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Organized Criminal Organizations – Mexican Cartels – Los Zetas


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 again practice developing Costa’s level 3 questions with the purpose of making each other think.

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


Warm Up –

Downloadable PDF -> Criminal Behavior WarmUp (11-5-2015)

Task #1 –

First things first, lets make sure you folks are up to date with where the current Cartel boundaries are as well as how they are smuggling goods.

Downloadable File -> Mexican Drug Cartels – Photos from the War on Drugs

Mexican Cartel Territory Map:

Mexican Cartel Territories

Task #2 –

Today we once again are going to practice developing questions in order to make sure we keep developing this skill. While we look over current smuggling methods  you will be developing 10 Costa’s level 3 questions designed to make each other think. Every student needs to be ready to share out their questions today before we leave.

Costas Levels of Thinking and Questioning

Student Work Evidence:


Ticket Out the Door:

Downloadable PDF -> Ticket Out the Door

Downloadable PPT -> Ticket Out the Door

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