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Responding to Terrorism: Policy Options
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.
Reign of Terror?
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 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.
India: Is Terrorism Hurting the Economy?
Students 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.
Terror on Trial
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.
Terrorism: How Have Other Countries Handled It? How Should We?
Students explore the questions of security. In this terrorism lesson plan, students listen to their instructor present a lecture regarding the details of methods countries have used to combat terrorism. Students respond to discussion questions pertaining to the lecture and participate in an activity.
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." Multiple sources for further reading are included.
America Responds to Terrorism: How Youth Can Help
Students explore the opportunity to educate others. In this response to terrorism lesson plan, students explore 12 service learning opportunities that they may choose to implement in order to take positive action in response to terrorism.
Terrorism: How Should We Respond?
Students explore the effects of terrorism. For 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.
Terrorism and Tolerance
Students define the concepts of terrorism and tolerance using various resources. They examine the concept of stereotype, consider stereotypes often applied to Arabs, Middle Easterners, and Muslims, and attempt to discredit these stereotypes.
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. 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.
Bio-terrorism: Danger under the Microscope
Learners use videos, books, comic books, games, workbooks, internet, and other research tools to research bio-terrorism. For 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. Learners take a quiz at the end.
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. The video also recounts the violent development of the Revolution; at teacher's discretion, this can be viewed in one sitting or in several class sessions.
Terrorism: What's in a Word?
Young scholars 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.
What is Terrorism? : Global Politics, Social Studies
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.
The Great Terror: Old and New Approaches
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.
Pupils 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.
Students discuss their fears of terrorism. In this terrorism lesson, students discuss the Madrid terror attacks, the history of terrorism, and share coping strategies.
The Reign of Terror
In this French Revolution learning exercise, 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.