Part of Unit: Police & Law Enforcement
Lesson Plan Overview / Details
The student will learn and identify the elements needed to identify who is involved in and what specific crime has been committed when responding to a family dispute/violence.
Domestic Violence Penal Codes
- 1 class period
- 90 Minutes
California Career and Technical Education Standards
California Academic Content Standards (Reinforced)
- ELA.9-10.R.CAGT.2.5 Extend ideas presented in primary or secondary sources through original analysis...3
Objectives and Goals
- The student will identify the involved parties, the types of injuries to determine the specific crime committed and who the primary aggressor would be for an arrest.
- The student will identify the elements to the crime of domestic violence and differentiate the different levels of domestic violence, abuse, and battery on a spouse.
Activities in this Lesson
- Day 2: Domestic Violence - Hooks / Set
1) As students enter to be seated have a slide show of pictures on your PowerPoint playing. (See attached. )
2) Have written on white board what today's lesson will cover:
a) 273.5 PC willful infliction of corporal Injury:
Define following terms as well
- Corporal Injury
- Traumatic Condition
b) 243 (e) (1) PC Battery on
c) 13701 (b) PC Primary Aggressor
- Be sure to explain it is not the person who started the altercation, but the person who created "more damage".
- The Cover Up.ppt [ Download ] Slide show of pictures of Domestic violence
- Anti Abuse Posters - Group Work
1) Handout pre-copied copies of Fresno Superior court "What is Domestic Violence?"
2) Put students into groups of 3 persons.
3) Pass out blank white paper and colored pens.
4) Have students read the handout and then in their groups draw an ICON that would identify or describe types of abuse. In this the students should make this an anti abuse poster
5) When the students are done with their posters, have them tape their posters to the walls to be left up for the duration of the unit.
- Activity #1 - Lecture
1) Put students into 5 groups. Give each group a sticky back easel size paper. Using the California Penal Code book, assign a Penal Code to each group for research.
GRP 1 - 273.5 PC Domestic Violence
GRP 2 - corporal injury (definition under the section 273.5 PC)
GRP 3 - traumatic condition (definition under the section 273.5 PC)
GRP 4 - 243 (e) (1) PC Battery on a spouse
GRP 5 - 13701 (b) PC Primary aggressor
2) Have each group read and identify the definition for each section. Then have them write the title on the top of the paper and then define the section on the easel paper.
3) When the students are done, have each group stand and teach the other students on their section/definition.
4) Follow up with teacher PowerPoint to reinforce positive learning elements as each group takes their turn on teaching. (Slides 8-12) see PowerPoint attachment from above.
5) As each group finishes post the easel paper on the walls around the room.
*Provided Guided Instruction : Teacher will walk around room and be observing the students and answering questions as well as assisting in their learning of the material.
- Domestic Violence pwr pt.ppt [ Download ] Lecture Notes
- Lesson Assessment - Assessment
Have the students post/tape the easel paper drawings on the wall.
Cover the titles on the easel papers leaving only the definitions showing.
The teacher will assign each definition/penal code a number (ex: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5)
The students will demonstrate their awareness of the definitions by showing how many fingers that corresponds to the correct answer.
The teacher will read the title and ask the students which definition goes with that title. Example: Label corporal injury #4 - Teacher: "Corporal Injury" Students : will show 4 fingers in the air. This will give the teacher an immediate idea of their understanding of this lesson.