Period 3 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (9-23-2016)

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 – 


Student developed Costa’s third level questions regarding the juvenile justice system. We will be using again for this.


Task #2 – 

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?


To Be Determined.

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