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The essential question is: Should civil liberties be suspended to protect the US against terrorism?
1. Interview handout: Interview an adult about 9/11 and share perspectives with the class comparing 9.11 to today.
2. Read through a 1 page overview of 9/11 and Al Qaeda as a class
3. Jigsaw lesson with four groups answering the essential question using primary documents. There is a handout with questions to accompany each primary document (see below)
-Group 1: Huffington Post: Obama Signs Defense Bill Despite 'Serious Reservations'
-Group 2: HAMDI v. RUMSFELD
-Group 3: New York Times May 21, 2009 Later Terror Link Cited for 1 in 7 Freed Detainees
-Group 4: Claim and Fact: Claims Regarding Attorney General Holder's 2/3/10 Letter to Senators on Abdulmutallab