Period 2,3 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plans (1-13-2016)

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Top Ten Terrorist Groups



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

By the end of this three week unit students will be able to clearly and concisely state in writing the impact terrorism has had on global connections and national culture with specific citations.

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

Today’s Objective(s):

Students will be evaluating the top ten terrorist organizations in the World as of 2015.

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




Warm Up:

Yesterday went well so today we are again going to  go to, enter room “A89559B4”, and answer the two warm up questions there. When we are done with the warm up I will post your results below.

Warm Up Results:

Downloadable PDF -> Period 2 – Warm Up Responses (1-14-2016)

Downloadable PDF-> Period 3 – Warm Up Responses (1-14-2016)

Task #1


We are going to break into our groups like we usually do and each person will have a chromebook. Below you will find the name of the terrorist group you will be in charge of researching as a group. For each Terrorist group you need to address the following Key Sections:


Section 1: Leadership

  • Who is in charge of the group?
  • How did they get to be in charge?
  • What are they backgrounds?
  • How is this group organized?

Section 2: History

  • How did this group begin?
  • What weapons do they have and where did they get them from?

Section 3: Geography

  • Where is this group located? (provide a map)
  • How many other terrorist groups are they connected with? Why are they connected?

Section 4: Targets & Financing

  • How much money does this group have and where are they getting it from?
  • What targets have they hit and why?

You will only have 45 minutes to research and be ready to present your information. Your presentations will not be allowed to go past 5 minutes. In order to accomplish this goal of researching a terrorist group and everyone being able to present you will have to divide the work in the time allowed. Create a google slide show and share it with the different members of your group. This will allow you to all to work on the same slideshow. Make sure to share it with me as well in order to get credit (

Group Topics – 

Group #1 – Islamic State (IS) (Formerly ISIS)

Group #2 – Taliban

Group #3 –  Islamic State (IS) – Wilayat Gharb Ifriqiyyah

Group #4 – Jabhat al-Nusrah

Group #5 – al-Shabaab

Group #6 – Syrian Democratic Forces

Group #7 – al-Huthi Rebels

Group #8 – Tehrik-i Taliban Pakistan (TTP)

Group #9 – Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)

Group #10 –  Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ)

Ticket Out the Door:

Downloadable PDF -> Ticket Out the Door

Downloadable PPT -> Ticket Out the Door

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