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The Pros & Cons. The Death Penalty. What is Capital Punishment?. Putting a condemned person to death. Death Penalty in World History. Eighteenth Century B.C. (1700 BC) Code of Hammaurabi , Babylon codified the death penalty for 25 different crimes Fifth Century B.C. (400 BC)

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    1. The Pros & Cons The Death Penalty

    2. What is Capital Punishment? • Putting a condemned person to death

    3. Death Penalty in World History • Eighteenth Century B.C. (1700 BC) • Code of Hammaurabi, Babylon codified the death penalty for 25 different crimes • Fifth Century B.C. (400 BC) • Twelve Tablets, Roman Republic • Methods: crucifixion, drowning, beating to death, burning alive, and impalement • Middle Ages (500-1500 AD) • Methods (Trials by ordeal): boiling, burning at the stake, hanging, beheading, and drawing and quartering • Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (1600-1700s AD) • Crimes punishable by death penalty in Europe: stealing, cutting down a tree, and robbing a rabbit warren

    4. Methods of Execution • Hanging • Firing Squad • Electrocution • Gas Chamber • Lethal Injection

    5. Methods of Execution: State by State • Link to state comparison maps • http://www.classbrain.com/artteach/publish/article_109.shtml • Choose “Interactive Maps” under State-by-State Data • Choose “Methods of Execution” • Have students • Choose two states as well as Georgia • Write down all the methods available in each state • Discuss

    6. Death Penalty Activity • Put students into four groups • Assign each group one of the following arguments: • Deterrence • Retribution • Innocence • Arbitrariness & Discrimination • Individually, students will read about their argument and take notes • As a group, students will make a poster showing the pros/cons of their argument