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Students examine how the United Nations should respond to terrorism. They analyze the issues relating to the policy on terrorists. They participate in a debate to share their views.
Students research acts of terrorism around the world over the past thirty years to create a visual timeline of these events for the classroom.
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.
Students think critically about their perceptions of terrorism and examine the motivations, goals and actions of countries against whose "state-sponsored terrorism" the United States State Department has issued sanctions.
Learners explore the questions of security. In this terrorism instructional activity, students listen to their instructor present a lecture regarding the details of methods countries have used to combat terrorism. Learners respond to discussion questions pertaining to the lecture and participate in an activity.
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." Multiple sources for further reading are included.
Young scholars explore the opportunity to educate others. In this response to terrorism lesson, students explore 12 service learning opportunities that they may choose to implement in order to take positive action in response to terrorism.
Students explore different organizations working to stop terrorism. They examine international summits and their recommendations. They participate in a debate about the effectiveness of the measures proposed.
Learners investigate the effect of terrorism on the Indian economy. They conduct research on terrorist activity in India, create a timeline, and participate in a summit between Indian and Pakistan.
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.
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.
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. This is a lesson full of insightful and interesting information sure to help your social studies class understand the differences between religious conflict and terrorist acts.
Students use videos, books, comic books, games, workbooks, internet, and other research tools to research bio-terrorism. In this bio-terrorism lesson plan, students research bio-terrorism and understand the biological agents use for it and how it is spread and the symptoms and treatments. Students take a quiz at the end.
High schoolers read selected articles and discuss various definitions of terrorism. They create a chekclist of their definitions. Students listen as the teacher reads several scenarios aloud and decide if the incident would count as terrorism. They discuss the impact of the term "terrorism" and reasons it could be an effective political tool to accuse your opponent of being a terrorist.
Students review various worldwide definitions of terrorism. After discussion, students can create their own sythesis or definition and evaluate certain situations for signs of terrorism.
Here is a thorough Russian history worksheet. In it, learners read a two-page selection about the Great Terror and Stalin. They respond to four short answer questions based on the selection.
In this French Revolution worksheet, students delve into the Reign of Terror as they write an essay about Robespierre and complete 7 short answer questions in order to explain what happened in France following the execution of King Louis.
Students discuss their fears of terrorism. In this terrorism lesson, students discuss the Madrid terror attacks, the history of terrorism, and share coping strategies.
Students explore issues relating to terrorism. They consider and evaluate approaches to fighting terrorism at home and abroad. Students research designated websites to examine collaboration set in place to defeat terrorism.
Ninth graders examine the issue of terrorism.  In this Current Events instructional activity, 9th graders participate in a scavenger hunt on the computer.