Period 3 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (11-3-2016)

Criminal Behavior Headercharles-mansonTopic:

Charles Manson


Killers Unit

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

Students will be able to behaviorally analyze a killer without teacher’s assistance with 80% accuracy in 4 of 5 trials by completion of the unit.

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

Today’s Objective:

Students will continue learning to analyze the behaviors of a killer, their mentality, and their styles.

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


One-on-One Murder, Modus-Operandi, signature, characteristics

Online Resources for Today:

Introduction to Serial Killer Analysis (V2)

Mr. Tyler’s Google Criminal Behavior Student Toolbox 


Warm Up:

Head to and enter room “A89559b4”

Results -> *Will be forwarded to your individual Google Files*

Task #1 – 

First thing we need to do today is to finish up our Charles Manson Killer Analysis.  The directions below are for those of you who were not present yesterday.

Step #1:

Download this form -> killer-case-analysis-form-v4

Step #2

Click the blue “Share” button once to “Save as Google Docs”.

Step #3

Click the blue “Share” button again to “Share to”

Step #4

Title the case “Charles Manson”

Step #5

As a group we are going to look over case evidence pertaining to this man to come to several conclusions about his character.

For Those Who Want to Rewatch Parts of the Video: 

Video Watching Route #1 (Laptop Friendly)

Click on this link, download, and watch the video on Charles Manson

Video Watching Route #2 (Smart Phone Friendly)

Task #2 – 

Download the powerpoint below by Dr. Mike Aamodt from Radford University. Scroll through  his presentation to get familiar with what he is trying to say and do in this work. This presentation is pretty typical of college professors. It is clunky, wordy, and not viewer friendly. After you have gotten familiar with the work go through the presentation and delete / reorganize / rearrange the work into a more viewer friendly format.
Assignment -> Downloadable PPT -> Serial Killers Presentation by Dr. Mike Aamodt


The Fall 2015 Criminal Behavior courses did a similar activity with a student developed presentation on the YaKuZa. They took the original version and improved it by deleting, rearranging, and reorganizing the information.

Original YaKuZa Presentation -> History of the Yakuza (Rohit’s Version -PDF)

Downloadable Examples of Presentation After Students rearranged, combined, and deleted material ->

History of the Yakuza (Group 4)

History of the Yakuza (Group 5)

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