Period 3 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (4-29-2016)

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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 finish writing their third and final psychological evaluation on John Hughes.

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


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


Warm Up: (5 minutes)

First up lets take the quiz again, but this time the answers and questions will be scrambled and you will only have 4 minutes to finish. We are shooting for 100% on every question!!


  1. Go to M.SOCRATIVE.COM and enter the room number: “A89559B4″. 
  2. Answer the 20 questions to the best of your ability.

Task #1 (35 minutes)

Now that we are done gathering evidence on John Hughes we are going to write our 3rd and final Psychological Evaluation. The template for the assignment is below in case you were absent.

Downloadable .Doc File -> Psychological Evaluation Paper Template for Students (V2)

Rubric for assignment:

Downloadable PDF ->Psychological Evaluation Student Developed Point Rubric

Downloadable PDF ->Psychological Evaluation Teacher Grading Sheet



Cornell Notes -> Cornell Notes -John Hughes- Your Name

Task #2 (5 minutes)

Quick Unit Pre-Test

  1. Go to and enter room “A89559b4”
  2. Results – *pending*

Task #3 ( 10 minutes)

Directions: Read each of the articles and list the key issues with defining the word “terrorism” that they bring up as well as where the authors disagree with each other.

Article 1 -> “In Mideast, One Weapon of Choice Is a Loaded Word”

Article 2-> “Terror and Tyranny: What Powerful States Call Terrorism May Be an Inevitable Response to Injustice”

Article 3-> “What Is Terrorism?”

Assignment -> Key Issues in Defining Terrorism – Period 3 – Your Name

Task #4 

Brief class discussion

Task #5

Now as a class we are going to figure out what is the criteria needed to class an event a terrorist attack. You can see the spreadsheet for the criteria by clicking below. To actually contribute and edit you will need to see your e-mail or look in your “Shared with me” folder in Google.


Ticket Out the Door:

Downloadable PDF -> Ticket Out the Door

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