Period 3 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (5-25-2016)

Criminal Behavior HeaderTopic:

Understanding Human Nature in order to understand the concept of Terrorism.



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 analyzing themselves, then groups they identify with, characteristics (positive and negative) of these groups, and then participate in an analysis of “Us v Them”.

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


Prejudice; partisanship; provincialism; herd instinct; Psychological Needs; Self-Actualization; Al Qaeda; Fundamentalist; Jihad; Jihadist; Qur’an; Osama Bin Laden; Skinhead; Terrorist



Today’s lesson plan is posted the same as yesterday’s because it took us a lot longer than I thought and we will need today to complete the plan.

Warm Up:

Go to and enter room “A89559b4”.

Results -> *pending*

 Task #1 

“Analyzing Osama: Why People Turn to Terror – Period 3 – Your Name”. In this document you will be analyzing Osama Bin Laden, using Maslow’s and Erickson’s charts, in five paragraphs and identify the factors that made him turn to a life of terror.

Background Resources:

Video -> “I Knew Bin Laden” Documentary

BBC Article -> Who is Osama Bin Laden? 

Behavioral Analysis Resources:

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Maslows Hierarchy of Needs Graph

Erickson’s Eight Stages of Human Development

Erickson's 8 Stages

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