Edward Snowden and the NSA - Reading, Questions, Assignments, Key - This 10 page package includes a set of resource related to the history and significance of Edward Snowden and the National Security Agency (NSA). It includes a 2 page reading that details the actions of Edward Snowden in 2013 and how he informed the world about the NSA and its program of collecting millions of people's phone calls, emails and texts. Next, the resource includes a set of questions related to the reading and is an excellent tool for having your students understand the actions and significance of Edward Snowden and the controversy that he started. The resource concludes with a writing assignment in which students argue whether or not Edward Snowden was a traitor or a 'whistle-blower'. This can also work as a great discussion or debate activity within your classroom. The resource includes all necessary teacher keys, rubrics and explanations.
Overall, this is an excellent resource when learning about the modern issue of rights vs. security and the role of the government in a post 9/11 world. It covers the basic history and significance of Edward Snowden and the NSA.