Period 3 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plans (1-28-2016)

Period 3 - Criminal BehaviorTopic:

Psychiatric Disorders commonly associated with Criminal Behavior.


Psychiatric Disoders

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

90% of students will be able to logically label fictional characters with a psychiatric disorder in 3 0f 4 trials.

Today’s Objective:

Students will diagnose in a formal written or typed essay a patient named “Norman” utilizing their “Disorganized vs Organized killer chart”, “7 key theories cheat sheet”, and your notes on mental disorders.


7 Key Theories on Why We Commit Crime

Organized vs Disorganized Killers Chart

Psychiatric Disorders Associated With Criminal Behavior (Version 3)


Warm Up:

Go to and enter room number “A89559b4”.

Results -> Period 3 – Criminal Behavior Warm Ups (1-28-2016)

Task #1:

Step #1 – You will be getting into your groups for the first time today in order to analyze Norman Bates’s behavior collaboratively. The groups in my class are easy to form. Every other row of desks will swing around to make groups of four. Look up at the ceiling to see your group’s number.

Step #2 – Take a look at the board in the front of the room. You will see their is a grid broken into the following rows: “Group Number”, “7 Key Theories”, “Organized/Disorganized”, and “Psychiatric Disorder”. As a group discuss what you all feel are best answers to put in each box and then send one representative from your group to fill in the boxes up front.

Step #3 – Once all groups are done we are going to do a quick share out and I am going to show you the responses from last semester criminal behavior students.

Task #2:

Yesterday I let you know you were going to have to write a full five paragraph essay on Norman Bates analyzing the same areas we looked at in groups in Task #1 today. I want to give you time in class today to write your essays. I have provided a brief template to your essays below. Don’t forget to use your Cornell Notes that you took on Norman yesterday in your writing. If you took good notes you will have ample evidence to refer back to during your writing.

Paragraph 1 – Introduction to who our subject is.

Paragraph 2 – Which of the 7 Key theories best explains why Norman Bates became homicidal? What evidence do you have to support your answer?

Paragraph 3 – Is he an organized or disorganized style killer? What evidence do you have to support your answer?

Paragraph 4 – What psychiatric disorder or disorders do you believe he is suffering from? What evidence do you have to support your answer?

Paragraph 5 – Closing. Do not just sum up what you have written so far. Discuss the importance of practicing analyzing criminal behavior.

Additional Resources for Today:

Below I have posted the video clips from the original film “Psycho” that we looked at yesterday. Since the Chrome Books seem to have problems displaying the video clips I am posting here try this link to see if we can view these clips through Google -> GOOGLE DRIVE – PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS – K-PAX CLIPS 


Your essay on Norman Bates is due tomorrow. Any remaining work that you need to do on your essay you will need to do tonight. If you have any problems e-mail me at and I will try to respond as soon as possible.

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