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Lesson Plan: John Dillinger's Death

Details of the Lesson

This lesson will cover the events leading up to the death of notorious bank robber John Dillinger, who was shot and killed by FBI agents outside a theater in Chicago, Illinois. Students will learn about Dillinger's criminal career, the FBI's efforts to capture him, and the circumstances surrounding his death.

Learning Outcomes

  • Know the details of John Dillinger's criminal career
  • Understand the FBI's efforts to capture Dillinger
  • Understand the circumstances surrounding Dillinger's death
  • Can analyze the impact of Dillinger's death on law enforcement and popular culture

Methodology

This lesson will be delivered through a combination of lecture, discussion, and multimedia resources. Students will be encouraged to participate in class discussion and to ask questions throughout the lesson.

Resources/Materials Required

  • Textbook or online resources on John Dillinger and the FBI
  • Multimedia resources, such as photographs and video clips
  • Whiteboard or chalkboard and writing utensils
  • Handouts with discussion questions and analysis prompts

Activities

  • Lecture on John Dillinger's criminal career and the FBI's efforts to capture him
  • Class discussion on the circumstances surrounding Dillinger's death and its impact on law enforcement and popular culture
  • Analysis of primary sources, such as newspaper articles and FBI reports, to gain a deeper understanding of the events
  • Creation of a timeline of Dillinger's criminal career and the FBI's efforts to capture him
  • Writing prompt asking students to analyze the impact of Dillinger's death on law enforcement and popular culture

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