Period 4 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (3-10-2017)

Criminal Behavior HeaderTopic:

Organized Crime – Yakuza

Objective:

Students will be analyzing and synthesizing student developed information on the Yakuza.

Warm Up:

Go to B.Socrative.com

Enter room A89559b4

Results -> *Sent to your individual Google drives*

Agenda:

Task #1

First thing we need to do today is finish our three way Venn diagram on the Russian Mafia, La Cosa Nostra, and the Yakuza.

Three Way Venn Diagram

Task #2  – 

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?

Task #3 –

We are going to look at a student developed presentation on the History of the YaKuZa to analyze its strengths and weaknesses.

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

Additional Information Handout – YaKuZa – Information Handout

Task #4 –

Each of you will download the PPT version of Rohit’s work on the YaKuZa. Download, save as Google Slides, and then share your work to MrTylersLessons@gmail.com Your goal will be to improve Rohit’s work. You need to make it better organized, more informative, and easier for a reader to comprehend at a glance. Title this work “Period # – Your Name – YaKuZa (Improved Presentation)”.

Assignment Download -> History of the Yakuza (Rohit’s Version)

Examples of Previous Student Attempts to Improve Rohit’s work:

History of the Yakuza (Group 4)

History of the Yakuza (Group 5)

Ticket out the Door:

Go to B.socrative.com, type in room name “a89559b4″, then type in your first name and last initial. Answer the questions that follow and hit “submit”. Then log out. Today’s teacher question: “What do you think is the biggest weakness in just using a powerpoint to share information?”

C.C.S.S. –

RH 11-12.2 – Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary that makes clear the relationships among the key details and ideas.

Stop

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