The lesson will provide an introductory discussion about the 4th amendment including a historical aspect and how some of the early court cases relate to the 4th amendment’s protection today.
The lesson will provide a modern approach to the 4th amendment right of search and seizure. Discussions will focus on events such as the Boston bombings, child sexual predators, and the powers of the NSA.
The lesson will introduce students to MLA formatting.
Students research current Department of Justice policy on electronic search and seizure. Students also research current event articles on cyber security and privacy then construct a report on their findings and their stance on the issues.
Students research search warrant policy and develop a working knowledge of over seizure and the sub container principle.
Students work through the process of obtaining a search warrant. Students are given a scenario and assigned roles within that scenario. Students act out the roles and present the outcome to the class.
Students participate as a group to process, persuade, compromise, debate, resolve conflicts, and negotiate differences. Students will synthesize facts from current events reports on national security topics such as reader privacy, government secrecy, whistleblowers, government surveillance, and prosecuting terrorist “supporters”. Groups are divided into Pro and Con teams to defend a particular point of view regardless of their personal opinions.
Students will gain a deeper understanding of cyberbullying and its impact on school-aged peers.Students synthesize fact from a given article and develop a cohesive argument against cyberbullying.
Students use the themes presented in the novel "Ender’s Game" to discuss responsible social and personal behaviors within communities and society in general. These are a series of lessons scattered throughout the term to reinforce themes and ideas discussed in other lessons.