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- Kristina C., Special Education Teacher
- Covina, CA
Terrorism Teacher Resources
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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.
Students explore the questions of security. In this terrorism lesson, 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.
High schoolers 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. High schoolers take a quiz at the end.
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. Richly detailed, the plan includes links, photographs, and worksheets. A powerful resource.
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.
Students 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.
Here is a lesson on terrorism and 9/11. While outdated, it could be easily revised for today's teens. It includes targeted vocabulary, a background information activity, critical thinking questions, and step-by-step procedures for further research and discussion. The lesson culminates in a simulated Letter to the Editor, role-playing as the president, and a summary paragraph. Studying terrorism, but not 9/11? Substitute a more recent event. No rubrics provided.