Grade level/band: 11–12
- In this task, students demonstrate their ability to conduct research and use the results of their research to support their own ideas in an argumentative essay. Students will research the revelations made by a whistleblower of their choice (such as Edward Snowden) and consider the effects that those revelations have had on governments or companies. Ultimately, students will write a 5- to 6-page paper about whether the whistleblower should be treated as a traitor or a patriot.
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