Period 3 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plans (8-10-2016)

Period 3 - Criminal Behavior

Today’s Topic –

The Seven Theories on Why We Commit Crime

Teaching Objective –

Students will be introduced to identifying, analyzing, and then appropriately classifying cases using the seven key theories on why we commit crime.

Classroom Rules:

Mr Tylers Classroom Room (V2)

Teaching Agenda –

Warm Up (5 minutes)

Head over to and enter room “A89559b4”

Results – Period 3 – Criminal Behavior Warm Up Results (8-10-2016)


Task #1 (Individually) –

Reminder about – My website is an integral part of my class experience. I will remind you how it works on the computer and on your cell phones.


Task #2 (Individually) –

Quick review on the seven key theories on why we commit crime.

Slide show = Why Commit Crime – 7 Key Theories


Task #3 (Individually) –

We will finish our 7 Key Theory video practice that we got half way through yesterday.

Downloadable .doc -> 7 Key Theories – Video Practice


Task #4 (Individually) –

Having completed our terms, and having practiced, I will be giving you copy paper and we will be making some visual cheat sheets to put around the room to help us remember the seven key theories. When you are done creating your cheat sheet I will give you a piece of painters tape for you to post your cheat sheet where you can best see it.

Teacher Made Example of a cheat sheet: (Click/Tap to enlarge)

IMG_3943Student Work Example from Spring 2015: (Click/Tap to enlarge)


Task #5 ( Individually) – 

Step 1:

On your computers create a google doc with the following title: “Period 3 – Your Name – 7 Key Theory Practice Case Study”.

Step 2:

Put your name, date, and period number in the top right hand corner of the document.

Step 3:

On Google search for an article about a criminal. You can choose any criminal that you want. After you find an article you want to read, read through it in entirety.

Step 4:

On your google doc title it the name of the criminal you chose to read about.

Step 5:

Insert or type the hyperlink to the article under the title.

Step 6:

Review the seven key theories as to why people commit crime.

Step 7:

You will now be writing an academic paragraph (10 sentences or more) about the criminal explaining what they did, stating which key theory best explains why they committed their crime(s), and explaining the evidence of their case that supports which theory you chose.

Step 8:

This assignment is due before you leave. Remember Google docs are time stamped.

Homework –

Study your vocabulary for a quiz tomorrow morning

Look over the website:

C.C.S.S. –

RH 11-12.2 – Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary that makes clear the relationships among the key details and ideas.


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