James P. Brochin
A. Learning Objectives-The students will be able to:
1) Define and describe the duties of citizens to one another;
2) Define and describe student attitudes about cooperating with police in preventing or reporting crime (the witness or bystander problem)
3) Define and describe how mob rule intimidates the law abiding into silence
B. Initiation Strategy: Teacher presents the following hypotheticals: What would you do if a gang of thugs came to you next door neighbor's house, set a cross on fire, and dragged him out of the house into the dark. What would you do if a known gangster was threatening to kill your best friend and neighbor?
C. Lesson Strategy:
After the initiation, students will have a ten-minute discussion and/or debate on the two questions.
2. In the groups given above, students will use most of the class time to research those topics today.
D. Closing: Students report out on the progress on the topic research.
E. Homework: Students write one page answering the questions that was debated.