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31 resources with the concept the death penalty

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National Constitution Center: Hall Pass Videos

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
The National Constitution Center offers this collection of informative and entertaining videos intended to start conversations and develop critical thinking skills. Viewers learn about the rights granted by the constitution, about the...
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Death Penalty

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Should the United States continue the practice of capital punishment? Scholars set out to answer the question in preparation for a class debate or discussion about the death penalty. They watch videos, analyze charts about death penalty...
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Classroom Discussion Starter: Freedom from Excessive Punishment

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
You are the governor of your state. A man has been sentenced to die for first degree murder, but you've been asked to commute the sentence. What do you do? Scholars consider the difficult question using a conversation starter video that...
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Crime and Punishment

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Should the United States ban the death penalty? Scholars use real-life examples of criminal activity to come to their own conclusions on the death penalty. Primary source documents, as well as video clips, open the issue of capital...
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Constructing Text-Based Arguments About Social Issues

For Teachers 8th Standards
Eighth graders take a stand on a variety of controversial topics with a lesson on argumentative writing. As they view an informative presentation and work with collaborative groups, they decide which side of each argument they want to...
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Capital Punishment

For Students 6th - 12th
Hold a brief discussion about the death penalty with your English language learners. The resource includes vocabulary words to examine, three different viewpoints for learners to consider, and a list of discussion questions. The resource...
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What Types of Punishment are Constitutional?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How does society punish criminal behaviors, and what constitutes "cruel and unusual punishment"? This is a valuable conversation to have with your class members, and here you'll find a variety of resources to help support you in this...
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Writing Prompt: The Purpose of Punishment

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
When punishment is given in a society when a member breaks its rules, what is the punishment meant to accomplish? After providing a summary of the major categories of punishment (rehabilitation, restitution, incapacitation, deterrence,...
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Tuck Everlasting: Debate Activity

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Use Tuck Everlasting as a springboard for a debate on big ideas about immortality and the death penalty. Take a week for research and debate by following the steps outlined in this plan. Tapping into technology for help, small groups...
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The Final Question

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students analyze their own feelings about the death penalty before considering court cases involving the death penalty. They determine what their definition is of cruel and unusual punishment, and analyze how different states handle the...
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The Death Sentence Remains A Question

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Examine the results of recent opinion polls on where people stand on the issue of the death penalty. In groups, middle schoolers examine various cases dealing with this issue and discuss the judgments. They write their own argument for...
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The Juvenile Death Penalty

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Sensitive material is discussed in this lesson. Please review to ensure that the content is suitable for your class. The topic is the Eighth Amendment and how the U.S. Supreme Court makes determinations about what constitutes cruel and...
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The death penalty; What is your view?

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students write a persuasive essay about the death penalty. Students respond to students at St. Ignatius Catholic High School in Cleveland protesting the death of Adremy Dennis. Students research both sides of the debate, before writing...
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The Death Penalty

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the controversy surrounding the death penalty in the United States. In this current events instructional activity, students research the history of the death penalty as well perspectives on the topic. Students interview...
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Breaking News English: Death Penalty

For Students 7th - 12th
In this death penalty worksheet, students read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion questions, write, and...
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A Victorian Prison

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Prisons in Victorian England were miserable places, designed to deter people from committing crimes. To understand why these prisons were so tough, young historians review documents and pictures from Coldbath Fields prison. After...
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An Issue of Life and Death

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the reaction to the execution of Timothy McVeigh. They discuss the event, interview others concerning the death penalty, and write an article on reactions to the execution of Timothy McVeigh.
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"You Decide" Companion Lesson

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers research capital punishment and discuss different views on the death penalty. They complete a web based activity and express how certain acts of terrorism can challenge people's views on the death penalty.
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The Ultimate Punishment

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discover information about the death penalty debate. They explore the history of the death penalty and how it has changed over time. They examine supporting and opposing viewpoints of the issue.
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Still Burning

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners study about an infamous 1964 crime and discuss opinions on a recent verdict in the case from different perspectives.
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The Row Behind Death Row

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students investigate several controversial issues in the criminal justice system relating to death row and give oral reports explaining how their issues safeguard or contaminate the issue of fairness in capital punishment. They offer...
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Executing Justice

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the reasons for postponing the execution of Timothy McVeigh, assess key legal definitions in relation to the case, and formulate personal responses.
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8th Amendment: The Death Penalty

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars explore capital punishment. In this death penalty lesson, students research capital punishment and write an editorial defending 1 side of the issue.
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How to Give a Small Group or Individual Presentation (Example and Notes)

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
In this oral presentation worksheet, students practice setting up an oral presentation about the death penalty. They work in a graphic organizer that includes the introduction, main topics and arguments, and conclusion in a format that...