Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States Fun Activities

Helen Prejean
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Defense.

Study a crime from newspaper reports and write out a defense for the accused.

Haiku.

Write a haiku which you think summarizes the book.

Speeches.

Choose a character and write a speech that expresses his/her ideas about the death penalty.

Newspaper Campaign.

Divide into two groups; anti Patrick and pro Patrick. The anti Patrick group has to develop a newspaper campaign to turn the public against Patrick and the pro Patrick group has to develop a newspaper campaign to increase Patrick's popularity. The students should then find five people who don't know Patrick, show them their campaigns and ask what they think about Patrick as a person. Using what they say the groups should then develop a second campaign to either change public opinion or to back up their previously successful campaign.

Newspaper Response.

Choose a newspaper in American society, for example the New York Times...

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