Period 4 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (5-1-2017)

Criminal Behavior HeaderTopic:

Mass Shootings


Serial Killers

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

  1. 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.
  2. Articulate the prevalence and patterns of forms of serial homicide over time.
  3. 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.
  4. 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

Today’s Objective:

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:

Introduction to Serial Killer Analysis (V2)

Mr. Tyler’s Google Criminal Behavior Student Toolbox 


Warm Up:


1.IF your account is active then login to your chromebook and e-mail me at “My GAFE form is turned in”.

2.Make sure to type “GAFE FORM” into the subject line.

3.IF you account is not active then you NEED TO GET ANOTHER GAFE FORM FROM THE BACK TABLE.

4.This is now a 100 point assignment.

Task #1 – Analyzing Mass Shooting Behavior 

We are going to finish looking at several cases of mass shootings that have taken place in America.


Get out your Cornell Notes.

If you were absent yesterday, Title it – “Mass Shootings in America”, Essential Question – “What causes a person to commit an act such as this?”

The fourth event we are going to look at is the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary.

Video Link -> Official Investigation: Sandy Hook

Video Link -> Tragedy at Sandy Hook

The fifth event we are going to look at is that shooting in Orlando, Florida in a club.

Video Link -> Orlando Massacre

Video Link -> 20/20 Orlando Shooting

Video Link -> Timeline of Orlando Shooting

Task #2 – Formatting our Notes 

If you have an account on a computer that is active download, save, and share the file below to If you have yet to turn in your GAFE form then you need to get that turned in by tomorrow.

Assignment – > Period # – Your Name – Mass Shooting Evidence & Analysis 

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