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The Death Penalty

Mini-Debates

Int – Adv

In this lesson, students read about the death penalty and death row. After practicing new vocabulary, students have the opportunity to discuss their viewpoints about capital punishment and have a formal debate.

Printable Lesson

PDFs:

  • 1.5–2 hours
  • 4 pages
Tasks
  • reading
  • comprehension questions
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • discussion questions
  • debate questions
Vocabulary
  • capital punishment
  • abolished
  • treason
  • lethal injection
  • autopsy
  • death row
  • torture
  • solitary confinement
  • convicted
  • catastrophic
  • deter
  • parole
Tasks

Launch

Due

Answer Key

  • Warm-Up

  • Vocabulary Preview A

  • Vocabulary Preview B

  • Read & Listen

  • Comprehension

  • Vocabulary Review

  • Discussion or Writing

  • Sentence Stems for Debating

  • Debate #1

  • Debate #2