Engage your students in critical thinking and group deliberation as they examine four controversial means of fighting the War on Terror. This lesson provides students with four (2-pages each) case issues to consider what means are justifiable in the fight against terrorism. Issues include: torture/enhanced interrogation; drones; increased surveillance; and indefinite detention. Each case study comes with a brief overview, timeline of the issue, excerpted arguments for/against, relevant vocabulary, and questions to facilitate discussion in student groups. Working both independently and as a group, students will determine the justifiability of each method weighing the provided evidence and their own moral/ethical reasoning recording their primary reasons as they progress through the issues.
This product includes: teacher lesson plan; four case studies; student/group decision recording sheet; and student exit ticket.
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