In the episode "In Plain Sight," Charlie tries to figure out how new variables fit into a "flock." The structure of a criminal network changes shape with a new boss, much like a flock of birds reorganizing behind a new leader. In much of the episode Charlie is trying to figure out how an unknown, unforeseen variable fits into the "flock." By understanding individual behavior as it relates to the "flock," he hopes to understand the operations of a criminal network.
Before the Activity
Download the attached PDF and look over the Teacher page.
During the Activity
Discuss the materials from the Student Page with your class.
After the Activity
Encourage students to explore web sites and questions from the Extensions page.