L.O: To know what Capital punishment is. To reflect on the arguments for and against capital Punishment.
What have these 38 States got in Common? Alabama: Arizona: Arkansas: California, Colorado: Delaware Florida: Georgia: Idaho Illinois Indiana: Kansas: Kentucky: Louisiana: Maryland: Mississippi:, Missouri: Montana: Nebraska Nevada: New Hampshire: New Jersey: New Mexico: New York: North Carolina: Ohio: Oklahoma: Oregon: Pennsylvania: Rhode Island: South Carolina: South Dakota: Tennessee: Texas: Utah: Washington: Wyoming
What are these? Texas - 355 Texas - 355 Virginia - 94 Virginia - 94 Oklahoma - 79 Oklahoma - 79 Missouri - 66 Missouri - 66 Florida - 60 Florida - 60 Georgia - 39 Georgia - 39 North Carolina - 38 North Carolina - 38 South Carolina, Alabama - 34 each South Carolina, Alabama - 34 each Louisiana, Arkansas - 27 each Louisiana, Arkansas - 27 each Arizona - 22 Arizona - 22 Ohio - 19 Ohio - 19 Indiana - 16 Indiana - 16 Delaware - 14 Delaware - 14 Illinois - 12 Illinois - 12 Nevada, California - 11 each Nevada, California - 11 each Mississippi, Utah - 6 each Mississippi, Utah - 6 each Maryland, Washington - 4 each Maryland, Washington - 4 each Nebraska, Pennsylvania - 3 each Nebraska, Pennsylvania - 3 each Kentucky, Montana, Oregon - 2 each Kentucky, Montana, Oregon - 2 each Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, New Mexico, Tennessee, Wyoming - 1 each Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, New Mexico, Tennessee, Wyoming - 1 each US government - 3 US government - 3 The amount of people who have been executed in the USA since 1976
Keyword: Capital Punishment: Is the ultimate punishment, it is the death penalty.
Watch the Clips from Dead Man Walking Dead Man Walking
My opinion Do you agree/disagree with Capital punishment? Write down your ideas in your book – give reasons for your answer!
Methods of Capital Punishment Draw a mind map in your book. Write Methods of Capital Punishment in the centre. As we read through the slides which follow, summarise each method using no more than 10 words. Capital Punishment
For execution by the electric chair, the person is usually shaved and strapped to a chair with belts that cross the chest, groin, legs, and arms. A metal skullcap-shaped electrode is attached to the scalp and forehead over a sponge moistened with saline. A jolt of between 500 and 2000 volts, which lasts for about 30 seconds, is given. The current surges and is then turned off, at which time the body is seen to relax. The doctors wait a few seconds for the body to cool down and then check to see if the inmate's heart is still beating. E _ _ c _ r _ _ C _ a _ _ Electric Chair
Hanging The neck is broken and death comes quickly unless the free fall distance is inadequate and the prisoner ends up being slowly strangled to death. If the distance is to great the rope will tear the prisoners head off. This was used in the UK for many years!
Firing Squad A black hood is pulled over the prisoner's head. A doctor locates the inmate's heart with a stethoscope and pins a circular white cloth target over it. The prisoner is shot through the heart by multiple marksmen. Death is quick.
The Guillotine A famous French invention severing the neck. Death is quick. Many famous Queens died in this way.
Lethal Injection Lethal drugs are injected into the prisoner who is strapped to a table. If the dosage is too low the person may linger for many minutes, experiencing paralysis. Post mortems have been carried out showing that the levels of anaesthetic in many cases is very low. Many people consider this the most humane way as it looks as if the person is going to sleep – this is not the case. The first drug paralyses all of their muscles so that they are unable to show pain visibly – however they are in pain.
Crucifixion Jesus was brutally put to death by crucifixion, a roman method of capital punishment, also used by the Japanese during World War II. It takes hours if not days to die in this way.
Methods of capital punishment used in Ireland & Britian Hanging has been the principal form of execution in Ireland & Britainsince the 5th Century, although other methods such as: drowning, burial alive, hurling from cliffs boiling alive, burning at the stake shooting.
Paired discussion Inhumane or Humane? Is there a difference between killing someone legally and murdering someone? Does it make sense to show killing is wrong by killing? Are all methods of Capital punishment inhumane? Are some worse than others?
Weighing up the arguments In pairs make a list of reasons: For Capital Punishment and a list against Capital Punishment. You might want To reflect on the Images on the next Slide for some Help……
Kenneth Boyd video clip Watch and listen to the news report carefully. What arguments for and against the death penalty are shown?
‘Capital Punishment is always wrong’. Do you agree? Some people agree with this statement because……………. However on the other hand some people disagree because………………….. Religious people may say that……….. My opinion on this issue is……. Remember to use the arguments that were discussed in the film Dead Man.
Peer Assessment Swap your answer with your partner. Assess their answer and give it a level according to the level assessment grid.
LevelDescription 1 A simple sentence to explain a viewpoint. 2 An opinion given backed up by an example/s. 3 A simple two sided discussion of the statement with your own opinion. 4 A well explained two sided discussion of the statement, with your own opinion given with a reason/s. 5 A well explained two sided discussion of the statement, with your own opinion explained in detail and backed up by examples. You refer to the moral issues. 6 As above but in addition the religious implications are explored in detail.
Key word Bingo!!! Execution Lethal injection Guillotine Firing squad Inhumane Justice Electric chair Crucifixion Kenneth Boyd Hanging Deterrence Rehabilitation Choose 6 of the words in the box and put them in the grid in your book! Draw this template into your books! It needs to be big enough to write 1 word in each square!
Have we met the L.O of today’s lesson? To know what Capital punishment is. To reflect on the arguments for and against capital Punishment.