Every year, all across America, high school kids manage to almost ruin their futures with pranks that turn out to be against the law. Ever wish there were something you could do about it?
That's why I created the "Prank or Felony" slideshow and teaching unit. The slideshow discusses actual pranks, pulled from news stories, that were eventually charged as crimes. The slideshow serves as both an introduction to reading and thinking about the law and as a series of morality tales that might possibly help young people to stop and think before acting.
The slideshow can be presented live to the class. Note that there are multiple points in the presentation designed to elicit input and discussion from the students. The “What Could Go Wrong” slides are intended to get students in the habit of slowing down and predicting consequences to real-life actions – we can all only hope that this will actually become a habit with them.