The Death Penalty Information Center, “a non-profit organization serving the media and the public with analysis and information on issues concerning capital punishment,” created a Death Penalty Curriculum for Students.
From its introduction:
The death penalty in the United States has always been a controversial issue, and recent developments concerning the death penalty have once again returned the issue to the public sphere. 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.
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.
Teachers: If you are interested in curriculum planning, please complete this form requesting access to lesson plans and explanatory material.
For assistance implementing this curriculum or if the Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty can help with any other lessons you’re teaching related to capital punishment, contact us by email or phone: 502.636.1330.