Subject: International relations
1. Topic-
2. Content-
Current International affairs

New media, classified documents, hackers, whistleblowers, servers, Freedom of speech. Independent media, auction, lots
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.To involve students in an interactive discussion

2. To learn how to take a risk and learn how to negotiate

3.To learn that you cant buy all the things your country needs and thus you need to cooperate with other countries to get some things.
4. Objectives-
1.Use facts to support their arguments
2.Increase their knowledge on the topic
3.Know/understand the key concepts used in this lesson
5. Materials and Aids-
-13 Items/goods/values
-Bid cards or tags(to differentiate the groups)

-Bid sheets(to record the winners and how much they have paid for per item/goods/ value

-Calculator(if needed)

-Create a starting bid for each of the items

-1000 auction points(AP) for each group

-Prepare advertising for each of the items(explain each item so they know why they should buy it)
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

This lesson focuses on the debate surrounding the existence of Wikileaks. This is a very interesting an important debate on freedom of speech and its consequences. In participating in an auction game students will create their own fantasy countries and will take decision on what values(e.g. freedom of speech) are important for their countries.

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