Does the Use of Torture on Enemy Combatants Violate the 8th Amendment?

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Tackle ethics in your high school history classes with a Socratic seminar about torture as a means for obtaining information. The plan allows for pupils to take the reins during the seminar. On the first day, class members read several articles and fill out a preparation worksheet. On the second day, the class chooses a moderator and discusses the four given questions. Every individual is required to participate.

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Pros

  • Clear description of steps
  • Socratic seminar preparation worksheet included
  • Reading list is provided; actual articles are not included or linked
Cons

  • Some spelling errors
  • Accountable talk worksheet is not provided
  • Would be stronger if necessary reading materials were part of the document
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