Should Secret Wiretapping be Legal?

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The legality of wiretapping is the question in an exercise in which class members read a passage that presents arguments for and against this controversial practice. Groups then continue the discussion with a role-play activity. The fifth in a series of 24 resources that help class members build the skills necessary to engage in informed academic disucusions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • A fact sheet traces the legal history of wiretapping
  • Links that provide additional information for instructors are included
  • The grammar exercise asks pairs to determine the meaning of words with the -pro prefix
Cons

  • Not as thoughtful or as carefully scaffolded as other resources in the series
  • Consider ending the exercise with a whole-class discussion of the activity