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US GANGS

Facts - Maps - Identifiers -
Cliparts
- Vocabulary - Listening -
Interactive activities
- Webquests -
Cartoons
- Songs - Videos - Cinema

(Updated on 25/02/2013)

 


Related pages :

Violence (civilization) - Violence (vocabulary and activities) - Hoodies

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FACTS :

 

  • Street Gangs (streetgangs.com)
    - L.A. Gangs
    - Gang Legislation
  • Drugs and Gangs - Fast Facts - from the National Drug Intelligence Center (usdoj.gov)
    - What is the relation between drugs and gangs?
    - What is the extent of gang operation and crime in the United States?
    - What are the dangers associated with gang activity?
    - What are some signs that young people may be involved in gang activity?



 

MAPS :

 

IDENTIFIERS :

  • Gang Identifiers (gangsorus.com)
    Definition / Clothing / Graffiti / Initiation / Tattoos / Hand Signs / Signs and Symbols

 

 

 

CLIPARTS :


Identifying a gang member

(fotosearch.com)

 

 

VOCABULARY :

  • Gang (Wikipedia)
    1 Gang members
    2 Gang warfare
    3 See also
    4 Notes
    5 External links

 

LISTENING :

 

 

INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES :

  • The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (14 February 1929)
    It "is the name given to the shooting of seven people as part of a conflict between criminal gangs in Chicago on February 14, 1929.
    Although it was not a major event, it received nationwide media attention."
    - with an interactive activity

    (British Council)
  • GANGS (BBC)
    - Watch our special report in full here
    - Femi and Tanya talk about the effect of violent gangs on their life
    - Quiz : Test your knowledge on new laws
    - Crime laws : Get the facts on the law
    - Gangs in pix : Gang members have their say
    - Help : What to do if the news upsets you




  • Law on gangs - a quiz (BBC)

 

WEBQUESTS :

  • The Last Spin - "A story about teenage street gangs and how they solve problems."
    A WebQuest on teenage street gangs.


 

  • Youth Gangs - a webquest (mail.nvnet.org)
    "The teenagers most vulnerable to the lure of youth gangs are middle school students.
    By the age of 14 or 15, most teenagers have decided whether to stay out of or join gangs.
    How can middle school students be influenced to make a thoughtful choice?"

 

 

CARTOONS :


 

As with every assignment,
there is sacrifice...

(offthemarkcartoons.com)

 

Gang Cartoons
(cartoonstock.com)

I can't wait...
(safe-nz.org.nz)

 

SONGS :

  • Only God Can Judge Me by 2Pac :
    "I've been Trapped since birth, cautious, cause I'm cursed
    And fantasies of my family, in a hearse
    And they say it's the white man I should fear
    But, it's my own kind doin all the killin here
    I can't lie, ain't no love for the other side
    Jealousy inside, make em wish I died
    Oh my Lord, tell me what I'm livin for"

    - with the VIDEO (You Tube)

 

  • Lars Frederiksen And The Bastards Skunx lyrics (musicsonglyrics.com)
    "In '82 I was the young one in the bunch
    Initation started and ended with a punch
    As I got older I got scars to prove my worth
    More times than others I fell face first in the dirt
    Wo ho ho can't you see, you'll never take the gang outta me..."
  • Gangs In The Street by Loverboy (lyricsandsongs.com)
    "Put your hands in the air
    You better take care
    Your body or your life
    Don't think twice
    Gonna get what they need"


VIDEOS :

  • GANGS (BBC)
    - Watch our special report in full here

 

CINEMA :

  • The Interrupters
    "
    This documentary on Chicago gang violence is the most necessary film of the year...
    The "violence interrupters" are a group of ex-convicts and former gang members who've joined CeaseFire, an organization with a unique approach to quelling youth violence. Rather than lecturing in schools or running drop-in centers, they get out on the street, find kids in situations of potential danger..."

    (slate.com)

     

    Watch the TRAILER :



     

 

  • Gangs of New York (2002) - Directed by Martin Scorsese
    Cast, Crew, Reviews, Plot Summary, Trailers, Posters, Photos...