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J. Edgar Hoover's Secret Files

Students explore the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the history of wiretapping and surveillance. Using a given website, they research and discuss J. Edgar Hoovers secret files, specifically the one on Eleanor Roosevelt. As a class, they debate the positive and negative aspects of wiretapping. Students write a position paper for or against the Patriot Act.

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Resource Details

Grade
9th - Higher Ed
Subjects
Social Studies & History
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
5 days
Instructional Strategy
Research
Usage Permissions
Fine Print