Part of Lesson Plan: Victims of Crime: How Their Lives are Affected
Activity Overview / Details
At the beginning of class, teacher shows a short video on victim rights, directing students to pay special attention to the different types of crimes mentioned during the video. After video is complete, teacher directs students to complete a Three Column Chart using the following headings/categories. Students will provide examples of each crime category based on the video they just watched and by using their prior knowledge on the subject:
-Crimes against persons
-Crimes against property
-Crimes against society
Students should be allowed approximately five minutes to complete their Three Column Charts, and after the allotted time, teacher will lead student discussion by posing the following questions:
-What types of crimes do we have in our society?
-Can crime be divided into different categories? What are they?
-Who is most likely to be victimized?
-What types of crime do we have at school?
-Do you know anyone who has been the victim of a crime? What was the crime? How did it affect the person? The person’s family?
-List and discuss at least three things you can do to protect yourself from becoming a victim of crime (THINK-WRITE).
-After answering the last question, have students work with a partner and have them exchange their responses (SHARE).