Crime and Punishment

This Crime and Punishment lesson plan also includes:

You wouldn't give someone a 10-day timeout for eating a piece of candy. The US government, too, does not believe in unreasonable punishment. A variety of exercises exploring the clauses of the US Constitution prompts class members to consider the importance of finding a punishment that fits the crime.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Flip the classroom by allowing pupils to complete comprehension and discussion questions at home
  • Differentiate for GATE learners by asking them to come up with different contemporary scenarios for each clause taught in the lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • The thirteenth lesson in a series of 20
  • Lesson plan's activities intend for scholars to possess some previous experience with these concepts; teaching as a standalone may require additional prep work
Pros

  • Comprehension questions and an answer key make testing simple
  • Research sections help develop scholars' curiosity to continue learning on their own
  • Before, during, and after reading activities help to scaffold learning
Cons

  • None