Period 1 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (9-21-2016)

Criminal Behavior HeaderTopic:

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 – 

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

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

Task #2 – 

With our Cornell notes available from Task #1 on other countries juvenile justice systems, we are once again going to write four Costa’s Level 3 style questions, but this time about juvenile justice systems from around the world. Create a Google doc entitled “Period # – Your Name – Juvenile Justice Systems from Around the World.”

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

Task #3 – 

After we finish working with our Costa’s Level questions you are going to write a five paragraph essay on juvenile justice systems. Create a google doc entitled “Period # – Your Name – Juvenile Justice Systems Essay”. Use the format below for assistance:

Paragraph 1 –  Introduction to the topic, the issues, and the countries you will be discussing (USA, Brazil, England, Mongolia, Georgia, Philippines).

Paragraph 2 – Which countries do you think are the most effective with juvenile justice? Why?

Paragraph 3 – Which countries do you think are the least effective with juvenile justice? Why?

Paragraph 4 – No one country has the perfect answer, explain what method you think would be the most effective in lowering the amount of  juvenile offenders and why you feel it would work the best.

Paragraph 5 – Explain to the reader why juvenile justice is an important topic and why governments should be focused on lowering the amount of juvenile offenders.


Webbs Depth of Knowledge Chart

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



Study your Cornell notes on juvenile justice systems from around the world for a quiz tomorrow.

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