19. Rights in Wartime
INSTRUCTIONAL OBJECTIVESStudents will be able to:
|• ||Understand the conflict between rights and security in American history|
|• ||Understand the broad context in which basic rights were limited in four episodes in U.S.|
|• ||Evaluate the appropriateness of government action in limiting rights|
Students will use four episodes in American history as the basis for a class discussion on theconflict between rights and security in American history.
Rights in Wartime (copy for each student)
Prepare a series of questions that will facilitate and direct the discussion.
CLASS LAYOUT AND GROUPING OF STUDENTS
Students will review the four episodes in their usual seating arrangements, then form a circle
for the discussion.
|1. ||Explain that during wartime rights guaranteed under the Constitution have often been
threatened in the name of national security. The class will review four episodes in which
the government limited basic rights and use these episodes as the basis for a discussion
of whether restricting rights has been, or ever can be, justified in time of war. Note the
discussion topic on the board.|