1. Topic-
"What is Justice?"
2. Content-
Understanding the term "justice"
Focus subject: Juvenile Justice
Key vocabulary: heinous, perpetuating, remorse, constitutionality, demeanor, impulse,incompetent, diminish
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Use graphic organizer to classify ideas and concept of justice
2.Hear and see examples of the use of the word and create own examples
3.Become experts at using, explaining, and understanding the word and concept of justice
4. Objectives-
differentiate between justice for an adult who commits a crime and a juvenile who commits a crime
5. Materials and Aids-
Juvenile Justice study guide
Concept organizer
PBS video "Juvenile Justice: Four Kids"
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.Teacher read concept idea and ask students to repeat
2.Students rate their understanding of "justice" on scale 1-4
3.Pose essential question: "If a teen commits a crime, would justice be served if he/she were punished like an adult who commits the same crime?"

B. Development-

1.Distribute study guide packet and project graphic organizer
2.Provide examples
3.Show video

C. Practice-

1.students complete individual concept organizers
2.students complete essential question sheet with initial thoughts graphic

D. Independent Practice-

1.use dictionaries to write definitions of key vocabulary
2.After watching video, students complete chart of defendants' crimes and sentences

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1.Balancing teacher assigned and student-related tasks
2.Incorporating auditory, visual and tactile activities

F. Checking for understanding-

1.Question and answer
2.student feedback

G. Closure-

Teacher led discussion about consequences of decisions made as a youth
7. Evaluation-
check and record grades for completion of graphic organizers

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