Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

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Should physician-assisted suicide be legal? Using a debate topics website, pupils prepare to discuss the morality and legality of euthanasia. Scholars discover historical case studies involving assisted suicide, explore state-by-state statistics, and read polls about others' opinions—all in an effort to arrive at their own conclusions. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas

  • Help prepare learners for whole-class debates by having them participate in informal debates about topics like the best movie of the year
Classroom Considerations

  • Take caution due to the sensitive nature of the topic
  • Time needed for students to research and prepare may vary
Pros

  • Includes the top pro and con quotes spoken by doctors, organizations, and other professionals to add perspective 
  • Provides information about the legal status of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide in other countries 
Cons

  • None