Period 1 -Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (10-3-2016)

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Task # 1 – (10 minutes)

On a piece of a paper that you are going to turn into the sub before you leave answer the following questions:

  1. What are three things you noticed about how the crime families behaved?
  2. What did you like about this experiment?
  3. What did you not like about this experiment?
  4. How do you feel this experiment could be improved?
  5. Do you think this experiment helped you understand how crime families operate?

Task #2 – (40 minutes)

You will be in groups today. Each group will be examining a report entitled “La Cosa Nostra in the United States” by Dr. James Finckenauer. This report was written for the National Institute of Justice.

Step 1 –

Only one person in your group will download the file below. If at first it doesn’t load just keep clicking “reload” it will load eventually.

Assignment -> downloadable .doc file ->Report – La Cosa Nostra in the United States

Step 2 –

Once the file is downloaded the person who downloaded it needs to share it with everyone else in that group. Make sure to at me as well so you receive credit for this assignment.

Step 3 –

Each person in the group needs to open the document that was shared to them. You will see it in your “shared with me” folder.

Step 4 –

You need to decide as a group how you want to split up reading this report.

Step 5 –

Once you know who is reading what each person needs to read their section and highlight the important information it contains.

Task #3 (40 minutes)

Once your group is done reading the report you will need to decide how you will present the information in an organized way online.  You are welcome to create a joint Google slide show or get more inventive like developing  Prezi. However you design it you must complete this work by the end of the period and share your work to If you get creative and use a website like Prezi e-mail me a link to your work.


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