Whether you are teaching about the Vietnam war, America in the 1970s, censorship in media, the Nixon Presidency, or covering current events — this dilemma will engage your students with a real world problem faced by Daniel Ellsberg and the publishing of the Pentagon Papers. This lesson is part of our very popular cognitive moral dilemma series.
Be sure to download the free Cognitive Moral Dilemma Teacher’s Guide, too, as it provides the methodology and process for using this lesson plan.
- Subject Areas: Social Sciences, History, Humanities, Government, Media Studies, Current Events
- Materials Required: Whiteboard or display
- Time Needed: Typically an entire class period