Organized Crime – Yakuza
Students will be analyzing and synthesizing student developed information on the Yakuza.
Go to B.Socrative.com
Enter room A89559b4
Results -> *Sent to your individual Google drives*
First thing we need to do today is finish our three way Venn diagram on the Russian Mafia, La Cosa Nostra, and the Yakuza.
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:
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?”
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.