Period 1 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (9-20-2016)

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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 shall be utilizing Costa’s Levels of questioning to continue further analyzing Kenneth’s case before defining and describing how other countries have established their juvenile justice systems with the goal of lowering the recidivism rate of their offenders that are minors. Time permitting today we will also be appraising the value of each of these systems.

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

C.C.S.S. Standards:

RH 11-12.6 – Evaluate authors’ differing points of view on the same historical event or issue by assessing the authors’ claims, reasoning, and evidence.

WHST 11-12.4 – Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.


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 – 

Now that we are finished gathering evidence on Kenneth Young’s case and completed the discussion questions regarding the case. Let us take a look at the public’s reaction to the judge’s re sentencing.

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 -> Period # – Your Name – Kenneth Young – Publics Reaction 

Task #2

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?


Task #3

Using your Cornell notes on Kenneth Young I want you to develop four Level 3 Costa’s Questions about Kenneth Young. In this task you are just developing questions about his case that make someone think. You are not answering these questions. Just developing. Below is a guide to writing a Costa’s Level 3  question. You are going to create a google doc, save, and share it to and title it “Kenneth Young – Costa’s Questions – Period 3 – Your Name”. It is extremely important you put your name in the title if you do not your work may not get credited to you!

Guide -> Mr. Tylers Guide to Writing a Level 3 Costa Question


Task #4

The next step for us to be really able to analyze the juvenile justice problem is to look at how other nations attempt to lower juvenile crime. Download, save, and share the Cornell Note document below. I have already set it up to help you figure out how to space out your notes. The documentary you are going to watch will be looking at the following nations: USA, BRAZIL, ENGLAND, MONGOLIA, GEORGIA, PHILIPPINES. Once you have set up your Cornell Notes click on the video link below to be taken to the google folder where the video is held. You may be asked to download the video to your Chromebook to be able to view it. If for whatever reason the video does not work, use the internet to see how the nations above have addressed their juvenile offender problems.

Assignment -> Cornell Notes -> Cornell Notes – Juvenile Justice Systems from Around the World – Period 3 – Your Name

Video Link -> Google Drive -> Juvenile Justice Systems from Around the World 



Webbs Depth of Knowledge Chart

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