Period 1 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (9-26-2016)

Criminal Behavior HeaderTopic:

Introduction to Organized Crime Unit


Organized Crime

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

At the end of this unit students have stated they will understand how structured criminal organizations originated, remain in power, how they are affiliated, strategies they implement, and how dangerous each is. Additionally, students have stated they will have developed the following skills: reading, analysis, observation, and identification. Success will be measured by four specific student developed goal oriented objectives they have designed to measure success culminating in a student developed summative project at the end of this unit.

Downloadable  PDF -> Student SMART Goal Input – Organized Crime

*Unit S.M.A.R.T. Goal written with this downloadable guide -> SmartGoals Template for Educators

Today’s Objective:

Students will be able to recall, list, and describe common mafia slang terms utilized in the 1920s through 1950s. They will then be able to employ these terms in a fictional story in order to demonstrate understanding as well as experiment with using these slang terms correctly.

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

C.C.S.S. Standards:

WHST 11-12.4 – Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
*While Common Core Social Studies standards are currently under development my courses adhere to following the C.C.S.S. standards for English.


Warm Up:

Go to and enter room “A89559b4”

Results -> Will be sent to your individual google files.

Task #1

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.

Task #2

Look at the image below of the mapped out Mexican Cartels. Why criminal activity consistently becomes organized over time?

Mexican Cartels Map

Task #3 –

Today’s activities are listed in a downloadable PDF located below. These activities will include: vocabulary introduction, film clip analysis, and organized crime structural analysis.

PDF File -> Directions – Introduction to the Mafia Activities

Paragraph Example -> Fluffian Mafia by Arturo M

Ticket Out the Door –

Using the chart below state where you think we were operating today for the most part. What stage (1-4) do you think we achieved? Why?

Webbs Depth of Knowledge Chart

Today’s Random, But Not Useless,  Knowledge:


The Tomb PDF -> The Bro Code

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