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Terrorism in the United States Lesson Plans

Students will create a unique display illustrating the ways terrorism has changed the United States, explore the issues and decisions that must be made during  the construction of the 9/11 museum and form their position on anti-terrorism legislation.

View the video Billions in Grants to Fight Terrorism by MSNBC

Discussion Guide


Lesson Plan 1- How Terrorism has changed the United States

Objective:  Students will explore the terrorism-related sources from Global Issues in Context and create a unique display depicting the ways terrorism has changed the United States.


Lesson Plan 2- Remembering September 11

Objective:  Students will consider the sensitive issues and decisions that must be made as the 9/11 museum is created


Lesson Plan 3- Anti-Terrorism Legislation

Objective:  Students will prepare and present a persuasive speech expressing their opinion of anti-terrorism legislation

21st Century Core Content
Government and Civics

21st Century Themes
Global Awareness
Civic Literacy

21st Century Skills
Think Creatively
Reason Effectively
Make Judgments and Decisions
Solve Problems
Communicate Clearly
Access and Evaluate Information
Use and Manage Information
Analyze Media
Be Flexible
Work Independently
Be Self-directed Learners
Produce Results

 Additional Resources:
Terrorism in the U.S. by CBS News
9/11 by
Council on Foreign Relations
Patriot Act by
Criticism of Anti-Terrorism Laws by Library of Congress

Additional Resources from Global Issues in Context:
9/11: Tenth Anniversary
Anti-Terrorist Legislation
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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Posted on: May 16, 2013, 10:08 am Category: Lesson Plans and School Projects Tagged with: , , , ,

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