Teaching Privacy in the 21st Century

Social Education, Vol. 76, No. 4, September 2012

Posted: 30 Sep 2012

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Meg Leta Jones

Georgetown University - Communication, Culture, and Technology

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

What would Benjamin Franklin’s Facebook page look like? Would he be friends with William Pierce, James Madison, or Alexander Hamilton? Would there have been a separate Facebook group for the framers of the Constitution, where they would have posted comments on the wall regarding the different stipulations that needed inclusion in the document? How would they have written the very document that governs American society if they knew what the Digital Age would bring? Questions like these can encourage our students to view the eighteenth century in a new light. They can stimulate young people to understand the contemporary relevance of the Constitution and its Amendments. Today’s tech-savvy students are fascinated by technology and its applications. We believe that teachers have a great opportunity to build on this interest as they teach about the Constitution and its Amendments.

Keywords: high school education, privacy, social science education, computational thinking

Suggested Citation

Jones, Meg, Teaching Privacy in the 21st Century (2012). Social Education, Vol. 76, No. 4, September 2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2154376

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