Unit S.M.A.R.T. Goals:
- 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.
- Articulate the prevalence and patterns of forms of serial homicide over time.
- Apply and contrast the main criminological theories used to explain serial homicide and speak to the respective empirical validity of each as applied to this rare form of criminal offending.
- Articulate the strategies of investigation and crime scene analysis used in the used in the investigation and prosecution of serial offenders.
*Unit S.M.A.R.T. Goal written with this downloadable guide -> SmartGoals Template for Educators
Students will document and analyze mass shooting incidents.
*Lesson objective written with this downloadable guide -> Writing Learning Objectives Guide
One-on-One Murder, Modus-Operandi, signature, characteristics
Online Resources for Today:
1.What is the difference between a spree, mass, and serial killer?
2.What are some of the most famous mass shootings you know about?
3.Why is it important to analyze mass shootings?
Supplementary Video – Top 10 Worst Mass Shooting in U.S. History
Task #1 – Analyzing Mass Shooting Behavior
We are going to look at two cases of mass shootings that have taken place in America.
Get out a piece of paper and set it up Cornell Note Style:
Title it – “Mass Shootings in America”
Essential Question – “What causes a person to commit an act such as this?”
The first event we are going to look at is the Virginia Tech shooting committed by Seung.
Submitted Video -> NBC Confession Video
Supplementary Video -> Virgina Tech Documentary