Issues of Security
Students think about topical, political, moral, social and cultural issues, problems and events by analysing information and its sources. They have to justify orally and in writing a personal opinion about such issues or problems.
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Airport Security vs. Civil Liberties
Body scanners and pat-downs are the realities of post 9/11 travel. But do these procedures represent a violation of our rights? Class members consider their own rights as they examine a political cartoon, a CBS news video about airport...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
An Educator’s Guide to Teaching Gun Control Issues | The Lowdown
The topic of gun control is vast, controversial, and difficult to introduce to students. This gem of a resource covers both sides of the issue and provides topic background, various multimedia and print resources, analysis questions, and...
6th - 10th Social Studies & History
Does Security Mean Safer? Exploring Issues of Security in Public Places
Students explore various scenarios that may or may not make them suspicious in the post-September 11 world, and discuss and write position papers about a fatal shooting involving air marshals and a mentally ill passenger.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Young readers work on evaluating claims in a piece of informational text with the article "In New York, It's Open Bag or Find Exits" from the New York Times. They analyze current search procedures implemented to fight terrorism and...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable