Airport Security vs. Civil Liberties

Body scanners and pat-downs are the realities of post 9/11 travel. But do these procedures represent a violation of our rights? Class members consider their own rights as they examine a political cartoon, a CBS news video about airport security screenings, and several articles before engaging in a silent debate about the question.

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Classroom Considerations

  • The CBS news video was recorded on November 16, 2010 and represents policies at that time
  • Preview the video to determine if it is appropriate for your learning situation

  • The six-page resource includes the lesson, the cartoon, links to the video and articles, and worksheets

  • None