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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.
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.S. military action and the establishment of a coalition against terrorism. Use this lesson to examine the importance of acknowedging opposing viewpoints.
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. You'll find good information, good context, but may need to edit slides that pose a biased opinion of both terrorism and the people who engage in it.
Learners explore the effects of terrorism. In this global issues instructional activity, students research 4 policies that the United States could institute to combat terrorism. Learners participate in a simulation to determine the policy that would best benefit the United States.