Lesson focus

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Understanding, tolerance and inclusion

expectations and goals

  • Students to research and understand a Crime Stoppers campaign
  • Students to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Crime Stoppers, and its role in society

Learning experiences

Classroom Ideas

  1. As a class to go to the Crime Stoppers WA website and discuss all of the campaigns in which Crime Stoppers are involved including:
    1. Ask students to look at the campaigns of other states and see if they differ from state to state.
  2. Ask students to select one of the campaigns which they feel passionate about and research and collect data on that campaign. Research needs to address the following:
    1. When, where, how, and why was the campaign started?
    2. How do these issues affect the community?
    3. Compare these campaigns to other countries; do they have the same or different campaigns?
    4. How do your results compare with these?
    5. What is similar?
    6. What is different?
    7. How would you explain the similarities or differences?
  3. Ask students to select a crime, value or law they have learnt about and have a strong opinion about, and construct a newspaper article on that topic. Instruct students that they must involve the use of Crime Stoppers in their article. Provide students with access to the Newspaper article outline (Resource 26 below) and ask them to complete. Ask students to complete the final draft of their newspaper article in the Newspaper article template (Resource 27 below).
  4. Ask students to complete a journal writing activity where they explain what they have learnt and what they would still like to know more about.
Classroom Ideas: Extension
  1. Ask students to create a mini-movie storyboard that explains how crime can hurt the community. In this story, one individual must stand up for what is right and anonymously make a difference (without violence). The motive for anonymity might be to protect themselves or others or to avoid incrimination.

focus questions

  1. Is Crime Stoppers the same Australia-wide?
  2. How do the issues Crime Stoppers addresses affect the community?
  3. Compare the Crime Stoppers campaigns to other countries; do they have the same or different campaigns?
  4. How do your results compare with these?
  5. What is similar?
  6. What is different?
  7. How would you explain the similarities or differences

assessment tasks

Students to:

  1. Research and collect data on their favourite Crime Stoppers campaign and present it in any form they choose

download resources and tools

Printable lesson plan [Download Year 8, Lesson 10 plan]

Resource 26: Newspaper article outline [Download Resource 26]

Resource 27: Newspaper article template [Download Resource 27]

Goodbye graffiti website 

Additional Activities 

Activity A: Australian values acrostic poem [Download Activity A]

Activity B: Word Search [Download Activity B]

Activity C: Good citizen crossword [Download Activity C]