Period 3 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (4-19-2016)

Criminal Behavior HeaderTopic:

Serial Killer Behavioral Analysis


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 be reviewing and improving a college level presentation on serial  killers before developing their own reflective questions concerning the material.

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


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


Warm Up:

Head over to and enter room “A89559b4”

Results -> Period 3 – Criminal Behavior Warm Up Results (4-19-2016)

I tried a new website called It generates word clouds from your answers. I used the results from today’s warm up as the data. The bigger a word is below the more often it was mentioned in your responses as a group. Take a look below to see what the results were.

Period 3 - Warm Up Word Cloud (4-19-2016)

Task #1 (40 Minutes)

Download the powerpoint below by Dr. Mike Aamodt from Radford University. Scroll through  his presentation to get familiar with what he is trying to say and do in this work. This presentation is pretty typical of college professors. It is clunky, wordy, and not viewer friendly. After you have gotten familiar with the work go through the presentation and delete / reorganize / rearrange the work into a more viewer friendly format.
Assignment -> Downloadable PPT -> Serial Killers Presentation by Dr. Mike Aamodt



The Fall 2015 Criminal Behavior courses did a similar activity with a student developed presentation on the YaKuZa. They took the original version and improved it by deleting, rearranging, and reorganizing the information.

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)


Task #2 (40 Minutes)

After you have finished revising Dr. Aadomt’s work into a more user friendly version download, save, and share in the assignment below. Make sure to answer all the questions.

Assignment -> Editing Dr. Aadomt’s Work


Ticket Out the Door (5 minutes):

Downloadable PDF -> Ticket Out the Door


Announcements & Notices:

There is a College and Career Event  happening this Friday (4-22-2016) during 2nd and 3rd period. I am handing out permission slips today. It is extremely important that you get these slips back to me by tomorrow if you want to go. Additionally, you must have your ID with you and on this Friday to be allowed on the bus.

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