Debating the Privacy Line
Often, the more information we have, the better decisions we're able to make. The power of data can benefit both individuals and governments. But who can be trusted with the responsibility of having all this data? Can governments collect and use it fairly and without violating our privacy? Help students think through this question and become thoughtful influencers of data policy and practice.
Consider: Media Monitor20 mins.
Explore: Safety Vs. Privacy20 mins.
Create: Take a Side15 mins.
In Activity C, students took a position on the topic and prepared their strongest reasons and evidence. If time allows, or in a subsequent class period, have students form debate teams according to their position and hold an in-class debate. Check out this article for some easy high-debate formats.