Privacy vs. Homeland Security

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Learning Objective

Today I am learningabout how the U.S. government wants to have more access to private information like phone calls, texting, and other Internet information shared online to improve security and protect the U.S. from terrorists.

I know I understand whenI am able to explain through writing how privacy is viewed in the U.S. and how government tracking and spying programs work.

Students will be able towrite about the current privacy issues happening in the U.S. but also defend whether they would support or reject policies that would allow the U.S. government to access personal information. Students will be able to critically analyze the different points of view of this issue and be able to understand the arguments and claims made by both sides of the issue.

Learning Standard

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.1
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.2
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.4
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.

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