The Surveillance Society – Is Privacy just an Illusion?

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General Information

Subject(s): English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 9, 10
Intended Audience: Educators educators
Suggested Technology: Document Camera, Computer for Presenter, Overhead Projector
Instructional Time: 2 Hour(s) 30 Minute(s)
Resource supports reading in content area:Yes
Freely Available: Yes
Keywords: delineate, evaluate, explain, valid, relevant, sufficient, claim, privacy, surveillance
Instructional Component Type(s): Lesson Plan Worksheet Assessment Text Resource Formative Assessment

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Someone is Always Watching You:

In this lesson, students will read, paraphrase, and summarize an article that explores the benefits as well as the pitfalls of the unblinking, all-seeing basilisk gaze of extraordinary technology.

Type: Lesson Plan

Privacy: A Matter of National Security?:

In this lesson, students will embark upon a journey of espionage and inquire how the rights of one can become a barrier for the greater good of a nation.

Students will read two informational texts about former NSA agent Edward Snowden. This close reading activity will require students to use textual support, reasoning and relevancy of the text, and analyze an author's claims to engage in discourse through Philosophical Chairs. Students will also synthesize the arguments, information, and claims within the text to write an essay proving that Snowden is either a hero or a traitor.

Type: Lesson Plan