Period 2,3 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plans (12-2-2015)

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Serial Killer Behavioral Analysis /  MAP Testing Day #3


Serial Killers

Unit S.M.A.R.T. Goal:

Students will be able to behaviorally analyze a killer without teacher’s assistance with 80% accuracy in 4 of 5 trials by completion of the unit.

*Unit S.M.A.R.T. Goal written with this downloadable guide -> SmartGoals Template for Educators

Today’s Objective:

Students will review and redesign Dr Mike Aamodt’s college course presentation on Serial Killers after finishing MAP testing today (General Science). Day #3 LAST DAY OF MAP TESTING!!!!

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


One-on-One Murder, Modus-Operandi, signature, characteristics


Warm Up:

  1. List five things you have learned from Dr. Aamodt’s presentation about Serial Killers.
  2.  What life skills are you developing by taking a real college professors powerpoint and deleting, reorganizing, and combining the material?

Task #1:

Today we have to do district wide MAP testing. The session number and password will be on the board for you when your ready. You cannot have a cellphone out or near you when testing. Today you will be graded on participation points. As long as you are focused on your test you will be earning full points.


Task #2:

Should you finish your MAP testing for today early login to your Google Chromebook and continue working  deleting / reorganizing /and  rearranging Dr. Aamodt’s work into a more viewer friendly format.
Downloadable PPT -> Serial Killers Presentation by Dr. Mike Aamodt

Make sure you are “Saving as google slides” and clicking “Share” on the top right after saving. You are sharing to

If you are confused as to what the end product should look like consider the examples below from last year. Students had to take a powerpoint that was already created and improve it by deleting, reorganizing and rearranging the material.

Downloadable Original YaKuZa Presentation -> History of the Yakuza (Rohit’s Version -PDF)

Downloadable Examples of Presentation After Students rearranged, combined, and deleted material ->

History of the Yakuza (Group 4)

History of the Yakuza (Group 5)

Note from Mr. Tyler: 

Today the school internet seems to be acting up yet again so as a backup lesson plan we will be analyzing the Zodiac style killer that plagued New York in the 1990s if it continues to misbehave.

Downloadable PDF -> New York Zodiac Anaylsis Form

Ticket Out the Door:

Downloadable PDF -> Ticket Out the Door

Downloadable PPT -> Ticket Out the Door


You will have till  tonight to finish improving Dr. Aamod’t presentation. When you are finished be prepared on Thursday to do a write up in class about what you did to his presentation and why.

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