Capital punishment the big debate

This lesson will develop a knowledge and understanding of Christian and Egoist arguments for and against capital punishment, applying this knowledge in a real life context. Learners will work in pairs to prepare a speech which will convince people to vote for them to be the next American president.

Broad Outcomes of learning

• Subject knowledge gained and enhanced: Christian and Egoist arguments for and against capital punishment 
• Developed employability skills: communication 
• Learners have developed 4 capacities of CfE

Relevance to curriculum

• Meets requirements of Intermediate 1 'Morality in the Modern World' 
• Encourages and develops enterprising skills and attitudes e.g. confidence, personal responsibility 
• Develops 4 capacities of CfE and capacities of 4-15 National Priorities

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