Period 3 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (9-16-2016)

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Juvenile Criminal Offenders


Juvenile Offenders / Introduction to Organized Crime

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

Students will assist in determining the best legal course of action to help lower the juvenile re-incarceration rate.

Today’s Objective:

  • Students will be able to list and describe the common antecedents to juvenile criminal behavior.
  • Students will be able to explain juvenile drug use patterns

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




Warm Up:

Head to and go to room “A89559b4”

Results – *This year I am trying something new. I am downloading your warm ups individually to your Google files.

Task #1 – 

After the warm up today  we are going to finish watching a documentary on the Los Zetas Cartel that is focused on a young man that joined them at a young age. If you were gone yesterday download, save, and share the Cornell Note Document below. You will be taking notes on the video as you watch it. We will be taking a quiz on this information soon.

Downloadable Assignment -> Cornell Notes – Los Zetas Cartel

There are two routes to be able to rewatch the video if need be or if you are absent today.


If the embedded video below does not work you can click on the video link below to go to a google doc folder that will allow you to download the video to your Chromebook and then watch it.



I embedded the video into the website below. You should be able to click on the video and have it play through the website.


Task #2

We are going to finish taking a look at another juvenile who ended up becoming involved with organized crime through no fault of his own and the results were the same, a life sentence. Before we can continue on to our activity we need to get familiar with this case. The links below will give you access to the case of Kenneth Young. You will download, save, and share the Cornell Notes file below.

Website -> “15 to Life” Kenneth Young PBS

Website -> Tampa Bay Times Original Article Post Resentencing 

Assignment -> Cornell Notes – Kenneth Young – Period 3 – (Your Name Here)

Task #3

After we have finished viewing the film I want you to answer the discussion questions below on a google .doc entitled “Kenneth Young Video Reaction – Period 3 – Your Name”:

1)If you could ask anyone in the film a single question, who would it be and what would you want to know?

2)What did you learn from this film? What insights did it provide?

3)If a friend asked you what this film was about, what would you say?

4)Describe a moment or scene in the film that you found particularly disturbing or moving. What was it about that scene that was especially compelling for you?

Task #4

In light of what you learned about Kenneth’s case, in what ways do you think these current policies serve the public interest? Answer these question in the same google doc as Task #2:

1)Trying juveniles as adults

2)Sentencing juveniles to life without possibility of parole

3)Incarcerating youth in adult facilities

4)Placing juveniles in solitary confinement because adult prisons have no other way to protect them from older inmates

5)Denying juveniles serving life sentences access to educational opportunities because they are deemed a waste of resources for people who will never be released

Task #5

Use the link below to go to a online public discussion forum hosted  by PBS.

Online Discussion Forum -> PBS –  Kenneth’s Young’s Case

You will not be required to contribute online to the discussion. If you want to you are welcome to weigh in. You will see I myself posted last semester.  Download the assignment below, save, and share it to me.

Assignment -> Kenneth Young – Publics Reaction – Period 3 – Your Name

Task #6

Once we have gotten to 20 responses total, I want you to answer the two debrief questions below on the same google doc from Task #4

1.What did you notice about people’s reactions to Kenneth’s trial?

2.How many people were for him vs against him?




Webbs Depth of Knowledge Chart

What level do you think we worked at today and why?

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