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25 resources with the keyterm death penalty

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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 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 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 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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Breaking News English: Death Penalty

For Students 7th - 12th
In this death penalty activity, 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
Students 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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The Death Penalty - 03 January 2007

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students read a current events article about the death penalty debate in Italy. They review pertinent vocabulary and answer comprehension questions. They follow up with a class discussion on the death penalty and how to "agree to...
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8th Amendment: The Death Penalty

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers 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...
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The Death Penalty

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine how people are punished in the American justice system. In groups, they identify the four different theories of punishment and how it is used in the justice system. They use the internet to read arguments for and against...
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Children and the Death Penalty

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine how different countries deal with juvenile offenders. Using the internet, they research what offenses are punishable by death and how the laws protect students. They interview local authorities and discuss possible...
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Testing DNA and the Death Penalty

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners explore issues surrounding death penalty debate and participate in a values-clarification activity to help them form their opinions on this topic. They create a talk show to discuss issues involved with DNA testing and the death...
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Words In the News US Execution Delayed Again

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students complete worksheets and an online quiz to increase their vocabulary before reading an online article about the death penalty in the US. They participate in a mini-debate on the issue.
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The Death Penalty -- Background and Quiz

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers participate in an activity about the death penalty. In groups, they research the history of corporal punishment and take notes on interesting facts. They identify and discuss the arguments for and against the use of it and...
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Preliminary Reflection on the Death Penalty

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students discuss the death penalty. They explore specific cases and form an opinion of whether or not they agree with it. They share their opinions, pro or con, in the form of a debate.