The purpose of this activity is to help students understand how civil liberties were infringed upon during World War 1 and the devastating effects upon society.
The file includes background information on the Sedition and Espionage Acts, a review of the case of Eugene Debs with a link to hear his speech, simulation slips of actual events that happened during wartime, an article on the current NDAA law, and finally an exit slip to check for understanding.
First, review the laws passed to control speech and behavior during the war
Then, provide students a simulation slip to share with the class
Discuss what happened to people during wartime
Then, provide students a copy of the article on the current NDAA
Discuss with students how this law works today and compare it to the past laws
Provide the exit slip to check for understanding