Period 4 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (3-9-2017)

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Warm Up (5 Minutes):

Step #1 – Go to

Step #2 – Enter room number “A89559b4”.

Results -> *Sent to your individual Google folders*

 Resources for Today:

Google Folder -> Russian Prison Tattoos

Google Folder -> YaKuZa Documentary 

Task #1 – (20 minutes – Reading Analysis) 

Next you will be breaking down a presentation by Mr. Finnie from Waterloo, Canada and putting it into a Cornell Note format. He created this presentation to introduce people to the Russian Mafia. Download, save, and share,  the Cornell Notes template below to Title this document “Period # – Your Name – Cornell Notes – Russian Mafia. Next open the reading document below. Read through this presentation and break it down into Cornell Note format. I will be giving you 20 minutes to go through this presentation. At the end of this we will discuss the presentation and your breakdowns.

Template-> Cornell Notes (V2)

Reading-> Introduction to the Russian Mafia

Task #2 ( 10 minutes – Compare & Contrast)

Now that we have seen the Russian Prison tattoos we are going to start looking at an comparing the tattooing styles of other organized crime groups. We are going to make a basic three way Venn Diagram in order to compare and contrast the ink of the inmates below. If you do not know how to make a three way venn diagram there is an example of a blank one in Task #3. We will be making two of these today.

Task #3

We are now going to be looking at the YaKuZa way of life and comparing it against what we already know of the Russian Mafia and La Cosa Nostra in a three way Venn Diagram. For a reference of how to construct one of these use the diagram below. I will be giving you copy paper for this assignment.

Three Way Venn Diagram

Task #4  – 

After we finish our Venn diagram comparison we are going to have discussion groups to verbally analyze the YaKuZa. Each group will be responsible for only their question.

Group #1 – What evidence can you find to support the statement that the YaKuZa “are the largest criminal organization on the planet”?

Group #2 – What are at least four symbols that the YaKuZa use? What are the meanings of these symbols?

Group #3 – What were some of the YaKuZa criminal activities mentioned in the documentary?

Group #4 – Based on what you know, how would you explain why the YaKuZa act like “Family”?

Group #5 – Why do you think the YaKuZa still use a traditional method of tattooing?

Group #6 – Why would the YaKuZa adopt a name that literally means “Loser”?

Group #7 -Based on what you know, how would you explain why the YaKuZa act like “The Military”?

Group #8 – Explain why the Japanese government would outlaw tattooing.

Group #9 – What distinctions can you make between Russian Mafia tattoos  and YaKuZa tattoos?

Ticket Out the Door –

1.”What level of Webb’s depth of knowledge do you think we primarily worked at today? Why?”

Webbs Depth of Knowledge Chart

2. On a scale of 0% to 100% did we meet our objective for today? 100% means you believe we absolutely hit the objective. 

3. By percentage, how much of today do you feel was “active learning” vs “passive learning”? You answer must total 100%. 

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