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Lesson Plan November 14, 2017

The Paradise Papers: Understanding Offshore Activities

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Questions for “Snax Haven: How to Hide the Secret Sauce and Save Millions”

  1. What is Snax Haven’s most precious possession?
  2. What is the clever consultant’s idea to grow Snax Haven’s global profits?
  3. Why do Reg and Ruby’s profits look so small?
  4. What are the impacts of Reg and Ruby’s offshore activities on the countries where they are headquartered and do business?

Questions for “Paradise Papers: The Influencers”

  1. What offshore activities has this person engaged in?
  2. Why might this person’s offshore activities matter to people in the U.S.?
  3. What evidence of this person’s offshore activities does the ICIJ provide? Why do you think they do this?
  4. What was this person’s response to the ICIJ’s request for comment? Why do you think they responded the way that they did? Do you find their response satisfactory? Why or why not?
  5. What further questions do you have for this person?

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