Terrorism

August 21, 2017
  For the Teacher:   The violent rally organized by white supremacists and Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017 was motivated in part by their opposition to removing white supremacist…
March 22, 2016
Below are general guidelines for talking with students who may be upset about recent terrorist attacks.    Don't ignore issues. If students are concerned about what they’ve been seeing and hearing…
November 16, 2015
Note:  Please also see these general guidelines for discussing these upsetting events.  Introduction Ask students what they have heard about recent attacks by the group known as ISIS in Paris and…
November 16, 2015
Below are general guidelines for talking with students who may be upset about the terrorist attacks on Paris on Friday, November 13, 2015.    Don't ignore issues. If students are concerned about…
July 22, 2015
Learning Objectives Students will: read or listen to President Obama’s eulogy of Clementa Pinckney analyze passages from the eulogy, focusing on race-related injustices plan and take action based…
June 20, 2015
To the teacher On Wednesday night, June 17, 2015, at 8:15 pm, Dylann Roof allegedly asked to join the bible study group at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. …
May 17, 2015
Ask students if they heard about the recent sentencing of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the "Boston Marathon bomber." Elicit or explain: On May 15, 2015, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to death for his role…
January 23, 2015
To the teacher: For three days in early January 2015, two al-Qaeda affiliated brothers and an associate shook France, Europe and much of the rest of the world. The two brothers forced their way into…
September 14, 2014
To the Teacher: In this lesson, students work in small groups and as a class to decide how they think the U.S. should respond to threats posed by ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, also…
November 7, 2011
To the Teacher: While organized for a student Document-Based Question exercise (DBQ), the reading might also serve for student discussion. See the suggestion following the last item.   Directions…