Period 1 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (10-18-2016)

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Criminal Organizations Top 9 List Creation


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 locate and identify pertinent information about the criminal organization they are investigating today. Students will then employ this knowledge and relate the information they have discovered to the rest of the class in order to help assist us in developing a “Top 9” most dangerous organized criminal groups list.

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


Warm Up –

Go to and enter room “A89559b4”.

Results – *Sent to your Google Files*

Task #1 – 

Download the assignment template below. Save it as a google slideshow and share it to me at

Assignment Download -> Ranking Criminal Organizations

Task #2 – 

Today each person will be creating a Google slide show ranking the organized crime groups below based on their personal definition of the term “powerful”.  I uploaded the files in word format so that each student can download them to their own Google account in order to make notes and rearrange the information. It will also allow each student to copy and paste important facts from each groups fact file.

Chinese Triads

Hells Angels

Jalisco New Generation Cartel

La Cosa Nostra

Los Zetas

Russian Mafia

Serbian Mafia

Sinaloa Cartel


Ticket Out the Door:

Downloadable PDF -> Ticket Out the Door

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