Who Doesn't Love Scrap-booking?

Especially when it's about crime. Oh yes, all about crime. In my sociology class this past week, we cut out articles from the newspaper, explained what type of crimes they exemplified, and analyzed them under the umbrella of specific sociological theories.
Scrapbooking is a fun activity to do in the classroom, as long as you have an engaging topic and lots of solid guidelines for students! This sociology activity all about crime, deviance, and conformity will engage students and teach them a lot about these topics!

Scrapbooking is a fun activity to do in the classroom, as long as you have an engaging topic and lots of solid guidelines for students! This sociology activity all about crime, deviance, and conformity will engage students and teach them a lot about these topics!


It was engaging for the students, plus it re-enforced the information we needed to learn in our Deviance and Conformity Unit.

We followed the activity up by assigning punishments to the crimes based on Georgia's Crime and Punishment Code. The students read the suggested maximum punishment according to Georgia Law, and then explained the punishment they would dole out for each crime and why.

After that, we watched Frontline's "Solitary Nation," about the effects of solitary confinement in prison. The students answered questions on a film guide and considered alternatives to solitary confinement.

Overall, it was an engaging and relevant activity, and you can get all of the worksheets and links here:

Sociology Crime Scapbooks
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Two weeks 'til the holidays and working to keep it relevant! What are you doing to keep your students engaged so close to the finish line? Leave a comment below and let me know!

Here are my fabulous free finds for this week:

Astoundingly amazing clip art and borders from RebeccaB Designs:
Sunshine Frames Papers & Alpha
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Homework passes any student will covet from Queen of the Jungle:
Rock Star Owls Homework Pass
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And finally, a Non-Fiction Worksheet appropriate for nearly any grade and any subject from Ruth S:
Non-Fiction Trifold Template
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Have a quick and productive countdown to the break!

Check in next week for more fabulous freebies plus a bonus holiday activity from me.

Until then,
Leah

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