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This lesson speaks of the essential link between privacy and freedom. It uses historical examples (British general warrants, Reichstag Fire) to demonstrate how tyranny uses promises of security and order to take away people’s rights. It then demonstrates disturbing current trends citing research done by Human Rights Watch, recent revelations about the NSA’s mass surveillance programs and the introduction of biometrics into classrooms worldwide. It addresses the common logical fallacy of “I have nothing to hide” and stresses the need for anyone concerned about freedom to also be concerned about their privacy. The lesson also includes essential questions and links to all materials referenced. This lesson is able to be used with students as is, in its entirety. The teacher is free to modify the lesson in any manner that facilitates its use in the classroom. (This product has been very successfully classroom tested)

NSA, Snowden, privacy, democracy, freedom, liberty, Reichstag, Weimar Germany, American Revolution, general warrants, warrant, spying, surveillance

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6 pages
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1 hour
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