Pardon Me, Please: Examining Executive Pardons of Capital Cases

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  • Sep 1 2010 11:52 AM

    Bob Benoit

     

    This resource was matched by a member of the Brokers of Expertise Standards Matching Team.
    Focus on Capital Punishment and Presidential Pardons.

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In this lesson, from the New York Times Learning Network, students learn about a decision to commute all death sentences in one state by reading and discussing, "Governor Assails System's Errors as He Empties Illinois Death Row." Students research capital punishment policies supported by leaders who have issued pardons, and then reflect on how executive pardons might affect the balance of power between the branches of government.

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    Grade: 6 to 12

    Topics: History-Social Science, Reading Comprehension, American Democracy, English-Language Arts

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    Grouping: Large Group Instruction

    Teaching Method: Cooperative Learning; Discussions