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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 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 CCSS: Adaptable
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 English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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 CCSS: Adaptable
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 English Language Arts
Terrorism: How Should We Respond?
Learners explore the effects of terrorism. For this global issues lesson, 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.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
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
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
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 CCSS: Adaptable
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
Safe and Secure: More or Less?
Students discuss what they believe to be the state of security of the nation since September 11, 2001. Reading articles on security, they gather insight into new reports on security. They write letters to major newspapers expressing their opinions on terrorism.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Rise of Islamist Terrorist Groups
Students analyze the rise of Islamist terrorism. For this terrorism lesson, students listen to their instructor present a lecture regarding the growth of Al Quaeda and other terror groups. Students respond to discussion questions pertaining to the lecture and discuss foreign policy options.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
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 CCSS: Adaptable