Compassion on Death Row?
High schoolers analyze and debate, through writing and discussion, the politics and ethics behind the ability of governors to grant clemency to inmates sentenced to the death penalty.
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A Study Guide for The Phantom of the Opera
Immerse yourself in the beautiful, twisted world of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera. A detailed lesson plan provides important details about the writing, stagecraft, music, and literary elements of the famous musical, as...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Exploring Who Can Vote and How to Vote
Voting requirements and voting laws in the USA have been controversial since the establishment of our democracy. While focused on North Carolina, this lesson gives any class a thoughtful examination of the laws about voting eligibility,...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
Is the Death Penalty Constitutional?
Is the death penalty constitutional? To prepare for a Structured Academic Controversy (SAC) activity on this topic, partners brainstorm questions and read primary source documents to find answers to their questions. Groups are then...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
True Blue? On Being Australian
Who or what is an Australian? Discover a plethora of student-centered, engaging activity ideas on the question of Australian identity, organized according to five major themes: people, symbols, place, sport, and words.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Engel v. Vitale
"Is school-sponsored prayer in public schools unconstitutional?" That is the question teams debate as they consider the arguments presented to the Supreme Court in Engel v. Vitale. The attorneys study the provided talking points and...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Writing Prompt: The Death Penalty
Is the death penalty unjust because it violates the Eighth Amendment of the United States Constitution, "cruel and unusual punishment"? Or is it just a form of permissible capital punishment? After weighting arguments for and against the...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review An Introduction to Friedrich Nietzsche’s On the Genealogy of Morality
Where does our sense of morality come from? Friedrich Nietsche's On the Genealogy of Morality is the focus of a short explanatory video. Clarifying the difference between the concepts of good and bad based on one's societal framework,...
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Breaking News English: Death Penalty
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...
7th - 12th English Language Arts