The materials attached include notes for students to take about definitions and examples of terrorism as well as historical documents for students to use as evidence in answering the question, "Would Revolutionary Patriots be considered terrorists in modern America?" This is a fairly provocative question, but forces students to grapple with the purpose and justification of violence. Students read speeches by famous terrorists and compare them with historical documents from the Revolutionary Era. At the end of the document is a rubric for scoring student responses in discussion as well as sentence starters for students to use when adding on or disagreeing with their peers. This is always one of my favorite lessons of the year. This lesson is complemented by a PowerPoint I've posted on my page for free. You can download them and use them in tandem.