Incarcerated America

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A review of the rule of law in American society would be incomplete without an exploration of the types of consequences that exist for breaking the law. Learners discover the various punishments for convicted persons in the United States, with a particular focus on prisons and prison reform.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • This would be a great opportunity to prompt research into modern legislation regarding prison reform
  • As an extension activity, discuss the differences between domestic and foreign approaches to punishment and how they differentiate according to a country's form of government
Classroom Considerations

  • PowerPoint is included as a PDF; however, you can easily project the document slide-by-slide for a presentation effect
  • This resource was originally designed for North Carolina, but can be adapted for any state

  • Activities include group reading and PowerPoint presentation
  • Excellent collection of worksheets and reading materials included
  • Comprehensive instructional guidelines

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