ERIC Number: ED395878
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Sentenced to Die: Capital Punishment and the Eighth Amendment. Teacher's Guide.
This teacher's guide is designed to accompany the three-part videotape "Sentenced to Die." The videotape and teacher's guide should help students to: (1) understand the history of the Eighth Amendment; (2) examine the controversy surrounding the death penalty; (3) compare and contrast differing viewpoints on capital punishment; and (4) develop informed opinions about the death penalty. The videotape and teacher's guide provoke questions such as: Would a "mature" society prohibit the death penalty in all forms, or is capital punishment necessary for justice? Do courts convict citizens unfairly or allow criminals too many appeals? The guide contains four activities that involve class discussions and small-group work. Student handouts are provided. The active learning approach encourages students to go beyond recognition or knowledge of facts to begin analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating the issues and concepts being studied. (LH)
Descriptors: Capital Punishment, Citizenship Education, Civics, Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Crime, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Law Related Education, Learning Activities, Punishment, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills, Violence
Close Up Publishing, 44 Canal Center Plaza, Alexandria, VA 22314 (35-minute videotape and this "Teacher's Guide": $59.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Close Up Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Identifiers: Bill of Rights; Close Up Program; Eighth Amendment; United States Constitution
Note: Matching videotape not available from ERIC.