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Sociology - Deviance and Social Control: Information Leaks Throughout History

Julian Assange on screen overlooking two men talking
Lesson Plan Author(s): 
Daniel Redman
Topic: 
Information Leaks Throughout History
Teaching Area: 
Sociology
Standards: 
Sociology 7.2-4; RH.11-12.1
Grade Level: 
11 and 12
Origins Item(s): 

Students are introduced to the idea of leakers and whistleblowers as agents of deviance, whether for good or ill, within the construct of modern society. They investigate these ideas through different sociological perspectives, culminating in a debate over the relative value of these actions in society. 

Files for download:

Information-Leaks-Lesson-Plans.pdf

Information-Leaks-Materials.pdf 

Leaks-and-Whistleblowers-DBQ.pdf

Leaks-and-Whistlehlowers-Presentation.pptx

Key Words: 
Sociology, Deviance, Social Control, Conflict Perspective, Functionalist Perspective, Information Leaks, Whistleblowers, DBQ
Teaching Level: 
Secondary Childhood