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124 resources with the concept terrorism

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Students’ Response to 9/11—A Documentary Report

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Young historians research the devastating attacks of 9/11 and use that information to script their own documentaries. The follow-up activity includes recording the documentary and conducting classmate interviews, 
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Building Evidence-Based Arguments: “What is the virtue of a proportional response?”

For Teachers 9th Standards
High schoolers investigate the dilemma of a proportional response with a lesson about the history of terrorism and militant extremists in the United States. As they examine memos from the FBI and speeches from Presidents Bush and Obama,...
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Breaking the Muslim Monolith: Exploring Stereotypes

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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Lesson: Unmonumental: War, Politics, and Protest

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Get those upper graders thinking about the world, social conflict, and art as a catalyst for change. They'll uncover the meanings behind four abstract works, intended to spread awareness of the need for social change. Kids are then asked...
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Heeding Advice

For Teachers 6th - 12th
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...
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Casting a Wary Eye?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Help learners examine racial profiling of Arab-Americans and Middle Eastern Americans in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. They will be asked to look at beliefs, actions, and behavior towards this group of people...
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On This Day: U.S.A. P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Act

For Students 7th - Higher Ed Standards
New ReviewIn the weeks after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Congress passed the U.S.A. P.A.T.R.I.O.T Act. This law—meant to protect the public—was controversial, as some felt it undermined civil liberties. Using video from President George W. Bush,...
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US History and Government Examination: August 2012

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Just how far can the American government go during war time? With primary source documents, learners consider the effects on restrictions of freedom of speech, the detention of American citizens of Japanese descent, and the Patriot Act...
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On This Day: The Establishment of the Department of Homeland Security

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
The Department of Homeland Security—established about a year after the September 11 attacks—changed national security. Using video clips, individuals explore the political rationale behind the new department. A carefully curated...
31 Items in Collection
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September 11th

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
September 11, 2001, is another day that will live in infamy. The resources in this collection not only examine the events of that day, but also the repercussions and the tributes.
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History vs. Che Guevara

For Students 9th - 12th
Viewers decide whether revolutions should be judged by their ideals or their outcomes after watching a thought-provoking video. Focusing on the arguments in a trial of Che Guevara, high schoolers debate the scope of history as it relates...
1 In 1 Collection
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The Pews at St. Paul's Chapel

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
St. Paul's Chapel served as a place of refuge following the events of 9/11/2001, and the pews of the famous chapel bear the scars from the heavy equipment carried by the firemen and other relief workers who sought a safe haven. After...
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Creating a Memorial Museum

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What would you want to see included in a 9/11/2001 memorial museum? Groups analyze artifacts, ephemera, and testimonies and then create a list of items they feel should be included in a 9/11 memorial museum.
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Honoring Our Heroes

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
As part of a study of the events of 9/11/2011, class members examine Tanya Hoggard's Dear Hero Collection and listen to the 9/11 Memorial website's Dear Hero podcast. Individuals then create their own tribute to an individual they feel...
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Global Responses to 9/11

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
As part of a study of the events of September 11, 2001, class members examine news reports of the attacks found on the front pages of national and international newspapers. Using the provided document analysis worksheet, they compare and...
26 Items in Collection
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September 11, 2001

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
The present generation of children were not around when terror struck the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. With this collection of resources from the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, young people explore the history of the...
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Personal Healing

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
People grieve in different ways, but many seek a common place to remember and pay tribute to lost loved ones and countrymen. Middle schoolers embark on a research project in which they find various forms of memorialization and answer...
1 In 1 Collection
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Helping Others Cope

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
After reading the tale, The Mouse Family’s Most Terrible, Terrifying Day by Joan S. Duphy, scholars take part in a grand conversation, brainstorming ways they can actively support a community that has suffered a terrorism attack.
1 In 1 Collection
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The Heroic Actions of the Passengers of Flight 93

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
Superman, Spiderman, New York City Firefighters, passengers on Flight 93. As part of a study of the events of 9/11, class members consider the heroic actions of the passengers on Flight 93, and then craft an essay comparing their...
1 In 1 Collection
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Geology and the World Trade Center

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What is the Manhattan Schist and what has it to do with the events of 9/11? As part of an examination of New York's World Trade Center, groups research how the geology of Manhattan influenced skyscraper construction.
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The Destruction and Rebuilding of the World Trade Center

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How did an investigation into the causes of the collapse of the Twin Towers, as a result of the 9/11 attacks, inform the construction of the new 1 World Trade Center? That is the central question of a resource that asks class members...
1 In 1 Collection
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History of the World Trade Center

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Why was New York's World Trade Center chosen as a target by terrorists? Class members use the provided links to investigate the history of the World Trade Center Plaza, including the lower Manhattan neighbors' initial reaction to the...
2 In 2 Collections
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Islamist Extremism in the Last 20 Years

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The 9/11 assault on the World Trade Center was neither the first nor the last such attack by Islamist extremists. As part of a study or the impact of such events, groups investigate the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the 2000 attack on...
3 In 3 Collections
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Days of Infamy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
As part of a study of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the attack on the World Trade Center, class members reflect on how events can change the course of lives. Individuals then create a presentation that features a historical image, the...