Period 3 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (3-15-2017)

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Organized Criminal Organizations –  Charting criminal groups


Organized Crime

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

At the end of this unit students have stated they will understand how structured criminal organizations originated, remain in power, how they are affiliated, strategies they implement, and how dangerous each is. Additionally, students have stated they will have developed the following skills: reading, analysis, observation, and identification. Success will be measured by four specific student developed goal oriented objectives they have designed to measure success culminating in a student developed summative project at the end of this unit.

Downloadable  PDF -> Student SMART Goal Input – Organized Crime

*Unit S.M.A.R.T. Goal written with this downloadable guide -> SmartGoals Template for Educators

Today’s Objective:

Students will chart out the information they have gained about the Yakuza, Russian Mafia, La Cosa Nostra, and Mexican Cartels.

Students will also determine a power ranking, based on evidence, for each of these organizations.

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


Warm Up –

Go to

Enter room “A89559b4”

Results -> *Sent to your Google files*

Task #1 – 

Today will be the first day for the assignment below. Yesterday we were only able to prep the assignment for work.  If you were gone yesterday, the assignment below will open as a Google doc. When it opens you need to go to “File” and click “Make a Copy”. This will add a copy of the template to your Google Drive. From here you need to fill out the title and share it to  You will have the remainder of the class period to fill out this chart. This chart will be worth 100 points. If you run into any problems let me know.

Template -> Period # – Your Name – Organized Crime Group Breakdowns

Ticket Out the Door:

Downloadable PDF -> Ticket Out the Door

Downloadable PPT -> Ticket Out the Door