Many times, crime and deviance fascinate students. As soon as they hear about crime, they are eager to learn more. However, this also causes some concern. While it is great to have students pay attention to the news, teachers do not want students to be the ones breaking the law. Thus, it is imperative that a Sociology crime and deviance unit is one teachers never skip past. Students need to understand peer pressure, norms, and consequences. Luckily, the Crime and Deviance Unit is the perfect way to build engagement, critical thinking, and real-world application among students. 

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Crime and Deviance Unit 

This in-depth crime and deviance unit will engage students during every minute of class! Honestly, deviance and social control are important concepts for our future citizens and role models to learn. Therefore, this unit is a priority to teach in any sociology classroom. 

Lesson Components 

Any Sociology crime and deviance unit will have several concepts to learn. This is because there are so many reasons why people commit crimes and act in inappropriate ways. As students realize this, it is imperative they learn about consequences. Honestly, this is a great way to prepare students for life after graduation. 

To learn so many essential concepts, the Crime and Deviance Unit breaks learning down into several lessons. This allows students to use their critical thinking skills while having enough time to understand the material thoroughly. Specifically, students will learn about deviant behavior, the power of authority, functions of crime, conformity, and norms. Furthermore, students will learn about the criminal justice system. This includes prisons, solitary confinement, the death penalty, and methods of execution. 

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Curriculum Components 

The Sociology Crime and Deviance Unit includes everything needed to ensure students understand these concepts. Specifically, there are 23 complete lesson plans. Teachers can even extend learning for an additional 2 weeks if they use all of the included video links. All of the lessons have hands-on student activities since this is often how students learn best. Additionally, the materials needed to implement the lessons are within organized folders. Thankfully, this will help make planning a breeze! There are worksheets, web searches, PowerPoints, and video links with questions/handouts to support students.

As students learn more about crime and deviance, they are ready to think deeper. Therefore, this unit even comes with a project over breaking a norm. Students will select one norm to violate and then reflect on how it felt. This includes examining their feelings about how society looked at them. This is a great eye-opening experience! 

Data is a huge part of education today. Administrators want to know students are learning the material. If not, they want to see interventions to help students catch up. Luckily, this unit includes assessments to check for understanding throughout the unit. 

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Teacher Benefits 

Whenever purchasing my resources, there are many added benefits. One of the most important ones involves all of the FREE updates. This is needed as learning strategies evolve each year. 

Additionally, I know how stressed teachers are. There are so many challenges each day and little time to get everything done. Therefore, lesson plans are ready to go. Additionally, all of the materials are pre-organized into folders. This means you will not have to spend time searching for what you need. All videos and links required are within the presentation for easy planning. 

Sociology is an exciting class for students since they love learning about interactions with others. Luckily, the Sociology Crime and Deviance Unit will keep every student engaged for the entire unit! Students will love learning about all the topics as they focus on becoming positive community members!  

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