Debate Project: Participation in Government




1. Click the link above and

               A. Read over the "Core Question" (the pros and cons of this issue.) here:

                             Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?


                         B.   Look over the Background / General information about the death penalty here:



2. If you need to, click the following link to download the word doc "Notes of Pros and Cons" sheet.


3. Using the link below that corresponds to your assigned topic, fill out the "Notes of Pros and Cons" sheet and use it to participate in the class debate and to help you with the essay part of this project. 

You will be debating a fellow class member who has a view differing from yours, so you might want to familiarize yourself with the opposing argument in addition to your own.


A.    Is the Death Penalty Immoral?


B.      Should Victims' Opinions Matter When Considering the Death Penalty?


C.      Is the Death Penalty Unconstitutional?


D.    Does the Death Penalty Deter Crime?


E.     Is Life in Prison without Parole a Better Option Than the Death Penalty?


F.     Does a Person's Race Affect the Likelihood of Him/Her Receiving the Death Penalty?



If you have any questions please email me.



The assignment will be graded as PROJECTS.


1. If your class is one that has a debate = 50%

2. The four/five paragraph opinion essay that answers your debate question above. = 50%


If your class has only been assigned, the essay, hand written versions will be due at the end of class during the week of 3/12-3/16. If you type it, your will be given extra credit and it won't be due until Tuesday, 3/19.