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Cultural & Global Issues: The Death Penalty


Grade 9
Articles with Reading Levels: 9.0-9.9
Grade 10
Articles with Reading Levels: 10.0-10.9

Article Name: The Death of the Death Penalty
Source: TIME
Author: David Von Drehle
Date Published: June 8, 2015
Guiding Question: Is the death penalty coming to an end soon?
Grade Level: 9.9

Article Name: Death Penalty Facts that May Surprise You 
Source: CNN
Author: CNN Staff
Date Published: September 8, 2014
Guiding Question: What is the evolution of the death penalty?
Grade Level: 10.5

Article Name: The Death Penalty's Slow but Seemingly Sure Decline
Source: National Public Radio
Author: Allen Greenblatt
Date Published: June 21, 2013
Guiding Question: What has the government been doing with the death penalty in recent years?
Grade Level: 10.6

Article Name: Death Penalty and Innocence
Source: Amnesty International
Author: Amnesty Int. Staff
Date Published: N/A
Guiding Question: What is the impact of the death penalty on wrongful conviction?
Grade Level: 10.3

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Above Grade 10.9

Article Name: Should the Death Penalty be Allowed?
Author: N/A
Date Published: Last updated on January 13, 2016
Guiding Question: What are various arguments for and against the death penalty?
Grade Level: 8.7

Article Name: Death Penalty and Race
Source: Amnesty International
Author: N/A
Date Published: 2015
Guiding Question: What is the correlation between the death penalty and race?
Grade Level: 11.8