Drone Strikes Overseas

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Should the United States continue the practice of using drone strikes abroad? Readers explore the top pro and con arguments in preparation for a debate or discussion about the topic. They read about the history of drone strikes, view a visual guide to drones, and discover the 2016 presidential candidates' positions on the issue. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Break the class into small groups and have several debates simultaneously 
Classroom Considerations
  • Topic is sensitive in nature
  • Actual time required to research the topic may vary
  • Requires computers, Internet, and headphones for watching videos about the debate topics
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Includes an informative video gallery 
  • Pupils engage in the debate by submitting their own opinions on the website and reading other viewers' comments
Cons
  • None