In the aftermath of the tragic attacks in San Bernardino, California an iPhone belonging to Syed Rizwan Farook, one of the assailants, propelled the previously cloistered debate on encryption into the mainstream. The FBI requested that APPLE create a program that would allow agents to break through security codes to dig into the phones of the shooters. APPLE felt that this would damage the personal security of all IPHONE users. The showdown between these two powerhouses is the focus of this BREW and students will not want to stop talking about this highly relevant issue!
B.R.E.W (Bodacious, Reading Every Week) is a routine that can help students make connections between classic literature and the modern world. Students are given a reading handout every Monday that contains nonfiction articles, memoirs, song lyrics, poetry, fiction stories or links to relevant websites. Students read, annotate and complete a written commentary on the assigned readings. On Friday, students discuss and debate the issues presented in the readings. Students will love these discussions so much that they will not even realize they are also prepping for State Tests!
This packet contains:
1 Print and Use article with directions
2 Print and Use writing prompts with an argumentative/persuasive focus