Death Penalty Webquest
Mr. Nichols Contemporary Issues
Social Controversies Standards
CI.10 Identify various contemporary religious perspectives on social issues.
CI.30 Evaluate the premises, claims, and evidence presented by various authors to compare and contrast points of view on a given current events situation.
CI.31 Assess the effectiveness of the death penalty.
A question to consider as you explore.
Assignment for webquest
- Do we have the right to decide if someone lives or dies?
- Does the death penalty deter crime?
- Is it appropriate to execute someone who has committed murder? What about the idea of a life for a life?
- Should we have faith in our justice system to make the decision to sentence a person to capital punishment?
Once you have answered the questions, use them to write a defense of your assigned "side" of the issue. You must cite specific evidence in your argument, and you must try to convince someone that yours is the correct viewpoint.