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New Review One Man’s Terrorist…Another Man’s Freedom Fighter
Why is there no universal definition for terrorism? What tactics and objectives do terrorist groups share? Through an engaging and collaborative activity, as well as using rich informational texts and guided notes, lead your class members through an examination of the history of terrorism, as well as an analysis of major terrorist groups that exist today.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Called Themselves the K.K.K.; The Birth of an American Terrorist Group
How did Ku Klux Klan develop and flourish in the US? How did the government respond to acts of terrorism conducted by the KKK following the Civil War? How does the government respond to acts of terrorism today? This resource launches a study of terrorism and government response.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 24 Views 123 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Terrorism: How Should We Respond?
Students explore the effects of terrorism. In this global issues lesson, students research 4 policies that the United States could institute to combat terrorism. Students participate in a simulation to determine the policy that would best benefit the United States.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 37 Downloads
Making Sense of Jihad vs. Hirabah (Terrorism)
Help your learners define jihad in its literal and applied meanings, as a principle and as an institution. Describe legitimate conduct of war according to Islamic law and differentiate between rebellion (baghy) and terrorism (hirabah) according to Muslim jurists.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 7 Downloads
Compare and contrast various foreign perspectives on the George W. Bush administration's plans for military action. Middle schoolers read the article "Blair and Chirac Head to U.S. to Talks and a Show of Unity." Then, they analyze several world leaders' opinions of U.
6th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 22 Downloads
Looking for Answers: Making Sense of the Boston Marathon Bombing
How should America respond to acts of domestic terrorism? What motivates or prompts a terrorist attack? After reading an opinion piece on the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, your learners will critically analyze factors that could have caused the bombing and then perform individual research to draft their own commentaries, using the article as a mode for their writing.
9th - 12th Language Arts 23 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Forbidden Faces: Effects of Taliban Rule on Women in Afghanistan
The rule of the Taliban and America's war on terror are major issues in today's international affairs. Help acquaint your learners with the Taliban and its rise to power, dispel common misconceptions, and study the effects of their rule on Afghan women.
9th Social Studies & History 4 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What is Terrorism?
Spark what's sure to be an interesting discussion in your classroom by introducing the topic of terrorism. Consider the meaning of the word terrorism and examine the associated connotations with a brief introductory reading. With your class, discuss definitions of terrorism and read scenarios to determine which ones constitute terrorism or simply "acts of force.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 16 Views 73 Downloads
By reading the article "In New York, It's Open Bag or Find Exits" from the New York Times, young readers can work on evaluating claims in a piece of informational text. They analyze current search procedures implemented to fight terrorism and examine constitutional rights to privacy.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 34 Views 259 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
PBS has written a series of lessons on avoiding Armageddon. This is lesson 4 of 5 and focuses on defining terrorism. Upper graders watch episode 3 of "Avoiding Armageddon - The New Face of Terror," read how terrorism is defined by the League of Nations, UN, and the FBI, then research support that validates their personal definition of terrorism.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
The French Revolution
An excellent resource for a unit on the French Revolution, this informative presentation guides your class through the events of the Reign of Terror and the events preceding and following it. The slides could be easily broken up into several class sessions for use during an entire unit.
7th - 11th Social Studies & History 19 Views 78 Downloads
Terrorism in the 21st Century: Righteous Aggression
Terrorism is a very sensitive subject, and I suggest you look carefully at how it's described in this presentation. While many of the slides are based in concrete fact and give current terrorism a historical context, others exude a personalized viewpoint.
12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Students investigate history of domestic terrorism in six European countries; they analyze and write about differences between terrorist acts planned and committed by a country's citizens and those planned by groups or individuals outside of that country.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 23 Downloads
New Review Breaking the Muslim Monolith: Exploring Stereotypes
Bringing to light our own tendencies to stereotype is a key step toward becoming open-minded and informed members of a world community. Use this rich resource to discuss the harmful effects of stereotyping, as well as to consider the monolithic view of Muslims that exists today.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
French Revolution (Part 3)- Reign of Terror
This presentation features a collage of pictures and maps to be annotated by the engaging and passionate narrator. The beginning of the video features a review of the last one (featuring the first steps of the French Revolution), and flows smoothly into the main events of the Revolution and the Reign of Terror.
24 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History 17 Views 50 Downloads