Last updated on: 8/29/2011 | Author: ProCon.org

Death Penalty Curricula for High School Biography

Position:
None Found to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of Aug. 29, 2011

Description:

“Students will find an innovative and interactive Web site that is ideally suited for classroom use involving group work, class discussions, and independent reflection. However, students doing independent projects may also use the site…

The authors of this curriculum site have made every effort to ensure that the educational approach is balanced, respecting the views of all sides in this often-spirited debate. The site was principally designed by the Michigan State Communications Technology Laboratory, which has prepared a number of award-winning educational sites on other topics. Teacher educators in conjunction with practicing teachers, in the fields of social studies, history and religion, worked together to develop the curriculum. Factual content was provided by the Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC), a non-profit organization that conducts research on issues related to capital punishment. The Center utilized a broad spectrum of case decisions, news accounts, books and scholarly journals in assembling the content. Funding for the project was provided by grants from the Soros Foundation and the Columbia Foundation.”

“Introduction,” www.deathpenaltycurriculum.org (accessed Aug. 29, 2011)

Mission:

“This Web site and its accompanying materials are designed to assist both teachers and students in an exploration of capital punishment, presenting arguments for and against its use, as well as issues of ethics and justice that surround it.”

“Introduction,” www.deathpenaltycurriculum.org (accessed Aug. 29, 2011)

Other:
None found