Daily Lessons for Teaching Donnie Brasco

Joseph D. Pistone
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Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1 -5)


Chapter 1 -5

Before he became an undercover FBI agent, Pistone had several jobs and worked with the FBI in several locations before going to New York. The objective of this lesson is to explore the topic of transitions.


Lead the class in a discussion about transitions. Have the students offer examples of transitions through which they have managed. What coping mechanisms did they use? What worked? What didn't work? What advice would they give to others who are in a state of flux in their own lives? Is there any way to prepare for a major change, especially if it is expected? How about unexpected transitions? What life lessons can come from changes?

Continue the discussion on another day and direct the topic toward the transitions that Pistone had to manage through. Specifically address his employment and FBI work prior to the undercover assignment in...

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