Essential Readings


The Guardian NSA Files
NSA Files Decoded

Scored Discussion Prep Questions

What information, exactly, is the NSA collecting on US citizens?
How is this information used?
Does collecting this information make us safer and more secure?
Should the US government spy on its own citizens?
Should the US government spy on its allies?

Scored Discussion Format

Each group will present the arguments made by their assigned side.
The class will discuss. Points will be awarded for:
  • thoughtful and reasoned arguments that introduce new ideas to the discussion
  • specific evidence used to support a claim
  • responding to another students' argument and building on it
  • responding to another students' argument and refuting it

Resources


Electronic Freedom Foundation NSA Spying FAQ
10 Myths About NSA Surveillance That Need Debunking
We Need an Invasive NSA
What Snowden could have done differently.
Inside the Stunning Court Smackdown on NSA Spying