Lesson Plan: Trading Immunity
Time: 1 hour
This lesson provides students with a chance to consider the validity of offering war criminals immunity when they provide classified information. Students will be asked to research and represent a different person or organization involved in the atrocities committed in China during World War II. The lesson culminates in an open discussion in which each group presents their case as to whether or not trading immunity is correct.
Should scientists be able to trade immunity for classified information?
Can you keep a secret?
Why would a government or scientist want to exchange information?
Why should we allow scientists to trade their information for immunity?
Who is Ishii Shiro?
Students will answer the reflective questions.