Law

Law

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Course
Course
Cyber Society
Subjects
Subjects
Humanities
Grade Levels
Grade Levels
9
10
11
12
Duration (hours)
Duration (Approx hours)
15
Overview
Students will explore US laws related to technology, intellectual property, their personal live, and the ongoing debate between privacy versus security. The Culminating activity for this unit has the students engage in a discussion on how the United States legal system is able to mediate the two opposing ideas.
Standards
RH.9-10.1
RH.9-10.6
RI 8
RI 1
SL.1a
RI9
RH.9-10.9
Cyber Connections
Digital Citizenship
Cyber Career Awareness
Section Title
Lessons
Accordion Items
Title
Technology and Criminal Law
Content

Students will explore what uses of technology, if any, should be classified as criminal. 

Title
Intellectual Property
Content

Students will reflect on whether the laws involved in protecting intellectual property are a vital resource or a hinderance to new ideas. 

Title
Your Permanent Electronic Record
Content

Students will discuss what can, should, and ought to be done with the information that is collected about them everywhere they go online, especially for minors. 

Title
Privacy versus Security
Content

Students will read excerpts from documents pertaining to privacy and security, then discuss how our laws impact the ongoing debate. 

Title
Culminating Activity
Content

Students will create a presentation using digital technology to highlight 3-5 guiding principles learned from the previous lessons.