Period 3 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (5-8-2017)

Criminal Behavior HeaderTopic:

Kidnappings – The Lindbergh Baby



Today’s Objective:

Students gather evidence of what transpired the night Lindbergh’s baby was kidnapped.

*Lesson objective written with this downloadable guide -> Writing Learning Objectives Guide


One-on-One Murder, Modus-Operandi, signature, characteristics

Online Resources for Today:

Mr. Tyler’s Google Criminal Behavior Student Toolbox 


Warm Up:

1.What are three things you know about Charles Lindbergh?

2.Define kidnapping.

Task #1 (Some Background)

First let’s get a little background on who John Lindbergh is.

Supplementary Photos:

Supplementary Video -> Charles Lindbergh and the Spirit of St Louis 

Task #2 (Cornell Notes) 


Today we begin a new unit. We are going to examining kidnappings and the men and women behind these events. We are starting with one of the most famous in American history. The Lindbergh baby kidnapping. For our first day looking at this case we are going to set up a Cornell Note Sheet. Title your paper “The Lindbergh Kidnapping”. The essential question is “Who Killed the Lindbergh Baby?” Once we have done that we are going to examine this case. We are going to take a new approach though. We are going to use 2017 behavioral analysis skills that we have learned in this course to examine this case and see if the right person received the Death Penalty. Lastly, realize that the $50,000 ransom amount translates to about $620,000 + in 2017 dollars.

Task #3 (Debrief Questions)

1.Who was Charles Lindbergh?

2.What are three things you learned about Charles Lindbergh?

3.Who was the man convicted of killing the Lindbergh baby? What are three pieces of evidence that prove he did it?

4.Do you believe he acted alone why or why not? What evidence did you gather to support your belief?

5.What did the Lindbergh Law do in the United States?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s