Common Core State Standard L.CCS.1/2/3/4 Grades 6-12: Video of a current news event is presented for discussion to encourage student participation, but also inspire the use of evidence to support logical claims using the main ideas of the video. Students must analyze background information provided about a current event, draw out the main ideas and key details, and review different opinions on the issue. Then, students should present their own claims using facts and analysis for support.
US won't demand details of anti-Trump Twitter
The Trump administration has dropped a request to access the personal information of an anti-Trump Twitter account after the social media company threatened to take them to court because the government hadn’t demonstrated that the account was linked to any criminal investigation. The account in question is @ALT-USCIS, one of the many Twitter accounts using the conceit of an "alternative" government agency to protest President Trump.
■Class discussion: Was Twitter right to fight the request to identify President Trump’s critic? When should Twitter or another social media company reveal information about users? Do Americans have the right to anonymously criticize politicians? Are many public officials too sensitive to criticism?