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US Constitution: 8th Amendment - Cruel and Unusual Punishment
This handout includes 3 court cases with 7 reading comprehension and discussion questions about the death penalty, corporal punishment in schools, and student suspensions. Also included are the court decisions. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported L
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Punishment (8th Amendment) & Death Penalty Debate Reading
This purchase includes a one-page reading about the 8th Amendment (Punishment) and a one page reading about the pro’s and con’s of the death penalty. Both documents include critical thinking questions. Perfect for your secondary Civics/American Government class. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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The Eighth Amendment Powerpoint
This presentation focuses on the concepts of the Eighth Amendment, includes discussion points and video clips to illustrate different topics and ideas. Great for a High School Government class and an Intro to Political Science class.
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Bill of Rights 8th Amendment (Death Penalty): Dead Wrong: The John Evans Story
These 5 questions go along with the video Dead Wrong: The John Evans Story. You can find it by doing a Google search and it is about 45 minutes long. It is the true story of John Evans, his crimes, and the death penalty. After watching the video, discussing, and answer the questions, students dec
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The Eighth Amendment Internet Worksheet
Students will gain a basic understanding of the Eighth Amendment through an easy to follow webquest. Please check out the website by clicking on the link below: http://www.ducksters.com/history/us_government/eighth_amendment.php Click here to view the website. The webquest contains 7 questions and
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The 8th Amendment Unit
Room 311 has developed a unit on the 8th Amendment for your civics, government or criminal law class. This unit encourages critical thinking, debate and discussion, and research skills. This unit includes 7 distinct activities, including the following: 1) a role play with teacher discussion questio
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Eighth Amendment Word Search (Grades 3-5)
This product includes 1 word search puzzle and 1 answer key, which contain terms relating to the Eighth Amendment. The answer key is highlighted according to color: red = horizontal words, yellow = vertical words, and teal = diagonal words. Students are asked to find and circle words in the puzzle

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Supreme Court Case Activity--8th Amendment-Roper v. Simmons-2005
This activity is good practice for students to engage in the Judicial process by getting a good understanding of the 8th Amendment by analyzing the 8th Amendment and how the court apply's its constitutional interpretations.
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Bill of Rights:  8th Amendment Presentation
Buy this instead! It's a better deal!Directions: Research any notable 8th Amendment court case. Present it to class in a media presentation. Use any computer program you prefer (PowerPoint, Prezi, Google Slides, iMovie, Keynote, etc.) for your presentation. Use the rubric below as your guide.
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We the People Lesson 32 Worksheet Puzzle: The 5th, 6th, & 8th Amendments
We the People Crossword Puzzle -- A Great Way to Preview and Review Material! Looking for a fun way to get students engaged with lesson content and help them zero in on key concepts and important details about U.S. government and the U.S. Constitution? Puzzles work well! This puzzle activity is in

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Violation of the 8th Amendment?-Review
This is a super quick review worksheet following a discussion of the rights guaranteed in the 8th Amendment. Students tend to get the right answers, but its their reasoning for their answers that I mainly focus on ensure understanding.
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The Eighth Amendment: Punishment in School Hyperdoc
This high tech assignment utilizes hyperdocs, google classroom, and Flipgrid and includes tutorials for all of these technology elements for teachers. This digital resource is meant to be used with students' Google Suite for Education. Students can use this resource independently or collaboratively.
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DBQ- Corporal Punishment & the 8th Amendment
Students are asked to examine four different excerpts from documents regarding corporal punishment as it pertains to students. Sources include: -Excerpt from Ingraham v. Wright -Excerpt from a NC newspaper about the implementation of corporal punishment in schools -Excerpt from a Mississippi newspap
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Understanding the 8th Amendment
In this lesson, students define the Eight Amendment and use the definition to understand the Supreme Court case Roper v Simmons. First, students use the graphic organizer to record the definition of excessive bail and the criteria that the Supreme Court uses to decide whether or not a punishment is
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Supreme Court Case Activity - Proffitt v. Florida-8th Amendments
This is a great jumping off point for students to get a good understanding of the legal landscape that surrounds the Death Penalty.
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The Bill of Rights: The Fifth, Sixth and Eighth Amendments
This PowerPoint, created by Tamara Johnson, is one of several that can be used to supplement the Bill of Rights unit for A.P.U.S. Government or Government classes. It contains all the major content, including vocabulary, events, people, groups and concepts to help your students succeed. Studies show
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Supreme Court Case Activity - Jurek v. Texas-1976-8th amendment
This supreme court case activity is one of five influential cases decided in the 1976. This particular case focuses on the aspects of cruel and unusual punishment as it applies to this case in Texas.
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Innocence and the Eighth Amendment
This activity causes students to consider the Constitutional rights afforded to those accused of a crime. It includes leading statements, followed by an article of a man accused of a crime and whether or not he should have been given bail. Students read, annotate, partner share, then group share t
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Constitution Bingo
This game reviews the Constitutional Convention and the creation of the Constitution.Terms: Articles of Confederation, Shay’s Rebellion, Northwest Ordinance of 1787, Virginia Plan, New Jersey Plan, unicameral, Philadelphia, Roger Sherman, slavery, electoral college, Federalist Papers, Bill of Right

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Bill of Rights Singing Activity - Make Up A Song to One of the Amendments
Bill of Righs. Every year I can't believe that this still works! Looking for 2 days to fill with creativity, engagement, and entertainment in relation to the Bill of Rights? You've found it right here! After learning about the Bill of Rights and why those amendments were added to the U.S. Consti
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Poe's "The Pit and the Pendulum" Unit Bundle
Poe's short stories can be challenging for students to comprehend. Use this great unit to help students' completely understand and appreciate this great story. Bundle includes: Introduction PPT (Background info, check quiz, and MORE) Reading Guide Images PPT After Activity (Summary, Analysis, &amp
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Due Process Differentiated Leveled Text Reading Passages
In this resource, there is a nonfiction reading passage about the government term of due process and how citizens are provided due process. The text discusses the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 8th Amendments, including the Constitutional rights of American citizens and examples of each. It is differentiated fo

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Middle School Geography, Government, and Psychology Bundle -- 31 Products!
Middle School Geography, Government, and Psychology Bundle -- 31 Products! When I started teaching middle school Social Studies over 17 years ago I was given a text book that was outdated, at an advanced reading level, and did not provide any supplemental material. I found myself completely on my
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US HISTORY:FUN HAND SIGNALS:Constitution-Bill of Rights/10 Amendments PPt Videos
US Constitution, Bill of Rights, 10 Amendments Fun & Memorable Hand Signals This may be my favorite product yet. This makes memorizing the first 10 amendments easy. This 14-slide PowerPoint contains videos showing hand signals that will help students remember the Bill of Rights. Each amendmen
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