Students will need access to the internet to complete this activity. It can be done individually or in small groups.
They will be directed to two websites in this activity. One gives them information about capital punishment practices in the United States, offering an overall view as well as regional comparisons. The other websites provides information about the practice of capital punishment worldwide. Students will need to analyze the information available in both websites and answer a few short reflection questions about their findings. After they are finished, this exercise makes for a great discussion opener.