Ideas for Teachers

Apr 19, 2018

Research Links & Critical Thinking Questions for May 2018 Topics

RESEARCH LINKS

Issue 1: Digital Privacy
The Guardian: 50 Million Facebook Profiles Harvested for Cambridge Analytica"           
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT): Original Text of the Senate CLOUD Act Bill           
Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA): Press Release on CLOUD Act Passage           
Electronic Frontier Foundation: “Responsibility Deflected, the CLOUD Act Passes”   
European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Key Changes       
Phys.org Fact Check: Facebook Makes Shaky Privacy Claims               
            
Issue 2: Trade War
Roll Call: “China Trade Tariffs Stir Support, Fears and Retaliation Threat”           
White House: “President's Actions Responding to China’s Unfair Trade Practices”   
Statement from Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA) on President Trump’s Tariffs           
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer’s Statement on President Trump’s Tariffs       
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Report on “Made in China 2025” Plan               
New York Times: “If There’s a U.S.-China Trade War, China May Have Weapons”        

 

CRITICAL-THINKING QUESTIONS

Issue 1:  Digital Privacy

  1. In your opinion, does Facebook respect the privacy rights of its users? What, if anything, should be done to protect FB users’ personal data in the future?
  2. Some states have laws that provide privacy protections for citizens who live there. Do you support the inclusion of privacy protections in your state’s laws? Why or why not?
  3. Do you think Congress should strengthen privacy protections for U.S. citizens? Why or why not?
  4. If a new amendment to the U.S. Constitution was added to specifically protect Americans’ right to privacy, how would you word it?
  5. Do you think that the right to privacy is a fundamental freedom, like freedom of religion? Why or why not?

Issue 2: Trade War

  1. Do you feel President Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on China will ultimately help or hurt the U.S.? Justify your position.
  2. Will China surpass the United States as the world’s superpower? Why or why not?
  3. Should the U.S. view China as a threat or an opportunity?
  4. What role should Congress play in easing tensions between the U.S. and China and facilitating greater cooperation?
  5. What is the difference between “absolute advantage” and “comparative advantage?” What “absolute advantage” does China have over the United States and what “comparative ad-vantage” does the U.S. have over China?

 

Mar 21, 2018

Research Links & Critical Thinking Questions for April 2018

Ideas for Teachers for April 2018 SGAP Program

Feb 16, 2018

Research Links & Critical-Thinking Questions – March 2018

RESEARCH LINKS Issue 1: Offshore Drilling Heritage Foundation: How Offshore Oil and Gas Production Benefits the Economy  Oceana Report: Safety Measures Will Not Make Offshore Drilling Safe  Press Release from Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke Announcement  National Ocean Industries Association Offshore Energy Industry Publications  Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Statistics and Facts  U.S. Department of Energy Report “Today in Energy” 

Jan 17, 2018

Research Links & Critical-Thinking Questions – February 2018

RESEARCH LINKS Issue 1: Net Neutrality H.R.4682 “Open Internet Preservation Act” (Text) FCC: “Restoring Internet Freedom” “In Protests of Net Neutrality Repeal, Teenage Voices Stood Out” NYT Article “The Case for Net Neutrality Repeal” Article “What the End of Net Neutrality Means for You” Time Article Fox Video: “FCC Votes to Repeal Net Neutrality”

Nov 08, 2017

Research Links & Critical-Thinking Questions – December 2017

RESEARCH LINKS Issue 1: Charter Schools

Oct 18, 2017

Research Links & Critical-Thinking Questions – November 2017

RESEARCH LINKS Issue 1: North Korea

Sep 20, 2017

Research Links & Critical-Thinking Questions – October 2017

RESEARCH LINKS Issue 1: War in Afghanistan

Aug 09, 2017

Research Links & Critical-Thinking Questions - September 2017

RESEARCH LINKS Issue 1: Dreamer Immigrants

Apr 20, 2017

Research Links & Critical Thinking Questions for May 2017 Issues

LINKS For further research, please see the links below. Links have been shortened for your convenience.

Mar 20, 2017

Research Links & Critical Thinking Questions for April 2017 Issues

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Feb 20, 2017

Links & Critical Thinking Questions – March 2017

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Jan 19, 2017

Ideas for Teachers (Links & Critical-Thinking Questions) – February 2017

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Nov 22, 2016

Ideas for Teachers (Links & Critical-Thinking Questions) – December 2016

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Oct 20, 2016

Ideas for Teachers (Links & Critical-Thinking Questions) – November 2016

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Sep 21, 2016

Ideas for Teachers/Critical-Thinking Questions – October 2016

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Aug 18, 2016

Ideas for Teachers/Critical-Thinking Questions – September 2016

LINKS For further research, here are some good places to start. SGAP makes a concerted effort to provide links to reliable sources, and to include a balance of left- and right-leaning sources. Links have been shortened for your convenience.

Apr 13, 2016

Ideas for Teachers/Critical-Thinking Questions – May/June 2016

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Mar 22, 2016

Ideas for Teachers/Critical-Thinking Questions – April 2016

LINKS Apple vs. FBI Los Angeles Times Washington Post USA Today Washington Post (hearing recap) CNN NPR

Feb 26, 2016

Ideas for Teachers/Critical-Thinking Questions – March 2016

LINKS Presidential Authority Brookings Institution Constitution Daily Cornell University Law School Smithsonian Magazine New York Times HowStuffWorks Washington Examiner

Jan 22, 2016

Ideas for Teachers/Critical Questions – Feb. 2016

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Nov 19, 2015

Ideas for Teachers/Critical Questions - Nov./Dec. 2015

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Nov 09, 2015

Ideas for Teachers - October 2015

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Oct 06, 2015

Ideas For Teachers - September 2015

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Sep 15, 2015

Ideas for Teachers - August 2015

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May 06, 2015

Ideas for Teachers - May 2015

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Apr 02, 2015

Ideas for Teachers - March 2015

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Mar 04, 2015

Ideas for Teachers - February 2015

Feb 02, 2015

Ideas For Teachers - January 2015

Websites and videos for additional study: The Constitution and President Obama's Executive Orders

Oct 09, 2014

Ideas for Teachers - October 2014

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Sep 11, 2014

Ideas for Teachers

Websites and Videos for Additional Study

Jun 03, 2014

Ideas for Teachers - May 2014

Websites and videos for additional study:   Gun-Free School Zones